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AUC GEOGRAPHICA, Vol 59 No 1 (2024), 20–34

The nature, dimensions, causes and implications of in and out migration in North-East India

Arundhuti Patangia, Bimal K. Kar

published online: 09. 04. 2024


This article analyses the patterns of inter-state migration (both inward and outward migration within the country) in India’s northeast states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. While most of the previous studies of population migration in India were related to international migration, this article focuses on the analysis of trends and spatial variation of inter-state inward and outward migration and associated rural-urban and male-female differentials in the region. The analysis is primarily based on the Census of India data for 2001 and 2011, because the 2021 Census has not been yet conducted in the country.

keywords: migration; inter-state migration; inward migration; outward migration; place of origin; place of destination; net migration rate; pull factors; push factors

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