Trends in Internal Migration Pattern in India and future challenges: Review


  • Dr. Mayur H Ingale
  • Dr. Anshuman Roy
  • Dr. Tanmay Chaudhari
  • Dr. Paresh Chavan
  • Dr. Motilal Tayade



Internal migration in India is a multifaceted phenomenon with historical, contemporary, and future implications for the country's socio-economic landscape. This review examines the historical context of migration patterns influenced by factors like the caste system and colonial-era labor migrations. It focused into contemporary trends, highlighting the dominance of rural-to-urban migration, inter-state mobility, and the increasing role of women in migration. The review also explores the political influence of migration, particularly in regional representation and identity politics.The future outlook of internal migration in India points towards ongoing urbanization, economic growth, demographic changes, gender empowerment, and social integration challenges. Infrastructure and resource management, healthcare, education, and environmental sustainability are key areas of concern. The interplay between migration and politics is a central theme, impacting representation, identities, and policy priorities.The complex landscape of internal migration in India holds the promise of economic growth and individual empowerment but requires effective governance, urban planning, and inclusive policies to address the challenges. Understanding this intricate web of internal migration is vital for comprehending the socio-economic dynamics within India.


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Dr. Mayur H Ingale, Dr. Anshuman Roy, Dr. Tanmay Chaudhari, Dr. Paresh Chavan, & Dr. Motilal Tayade. (2023). Trends in Internal Migration Pattern in India and future challenges: Review . Migration Letters, 20(7), 374–379.