Now home to many migrants
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Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 10:52am
Rural-urban migration is a problem in all third world countries. In a developing country like India, it is more important because of unbalanced development and the lack of a proper vision and a master plan for city development. The increasing rural-urban migration in most developing countries had a major impact on urban growth, but posed numerous socio-economic problems at urban centers and their fringe areas.
A large number of people belonging to different religions, castes, cultures, and economic statuses assembling at one place and living in harmony are a rarity elsewhere in the whole world. However, the distinctive socio-economic backgrounds of these rural-urban migrants not only pose problems for urban planners due to the problems associated with unauthorized construction, encroachment upon public land, traffic congestion, growth of informal activities, etc, but also give an impetus to urban development by increasing the demand for urban services, food and other raw materials.
Especially in our country – in less developed areas like Bihar, migration generally regarded, as an important factor of population redistribution for economic advancement is now a problem for the numerous city councils. In a laissez faire economy, migration is mostly voluntary, and the relative strength of push and pull factors both in the community of origin and in the community of destination determine the volume and direction of migrants.
In certain parts of Ernakulam district, due to the increasing migration from rural areas, an Apartment in Kochi is now home to many people literally packed like sardines into the available spaces. Most of the migrants unable to pay the high rents in the urban areas settle down for lower rents by adjusting with their colleagues willing to share the total cost equally among the different occupiers. This trend is now being increasingly seen in the areas adjacent to the Infopark as well.
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