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Chair is currently attending the 3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS 2023) as a scientific committee member during 24-26 January 2023 in Santiago, Chile.

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Our Founder President Dr. K.C. Zachariah departed us on 17th January 2023. 

Chair is part of both Jharkhand Migration Survey 2023 (10000 households) and Odisha Migration Survey 2023 (15000 households)

publications

Internal Migration

COVID-19: Urban Vulnerability and the Need for Transformations

Published on October 7, 2021

Details

The urban-rural divide in India has been the cause of labour flow to Indian cities, which have historically witnessed an insufficiency in planning. Moreover, widening social inequalities exacerbate the living conditions in Indian cities, pushing migrant labourers from rural areas to the margins of urban spaces. Public policymakers have long turned a blind eye to migrants, denying them essential social security. This study attempts to review how these factors have made urban space unwelcome to migrants from rural areas, edging them to a state of inability to sustain themselves, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also an attempt to re-evaluate the status of urbanization. The government imposed a sudden lockdown in 2020 to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, leading to a massive exodus of migrants from cities back to their homes. The study also seeks to account for the significance of economic planning and social security with regard to migrant labour