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Chair is on a visit to Institute of Developing Economies, Japan during 19 to 25 March 2023.

Call for visiting fellowship for the Fall term 2023 – NCCR on the move, Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023.

Chair is on a visit to Flame University as a visiting faculty from 13 February 2023 to 13 April 2023.

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)


International Migration

Migration as a Livelihood Strategy Adopted by Fisherfolk in South India

Published on May 17, 2021


Using the Sustainable Livelihood Framework (SLF),this study traces the livelihood conditions of a coastal community located in Kanniyakumari district in south India. From a vulnerable, pre-modern phase, this fishing group, by adapting to technologically advanced craft and gears moved into a more dynamic phase of modernisation with diverse livelihood opportunities. Unfortunately later, this fishing community began to suffer economically as the use of harmful gears in their boats resulted in the decimation of marine resources and subsequently a reduction in their income. In the absence of any institutional support mechanism to sustain them, fishing households have begun looking outside their home environs for economic opportunities to better their living conditions. One of the more significant ways through which the fishing community has been able to cope with its strained circumstances is to migrate to the Gulf countries.