Circular Migration and Human Mobility – An Observation

B. Chandra Mohan Patnaik, Ipseeta Satpathy, Anirban Mandal


The paper tries to focus on circular migration concept from developmental point of view. People are expected to move from one place to other when they found some favourable circumstances for living, especially during agricultural lean period when their level of income decreases. It is generally believed that only those people opting for circular migration who have a very strong bonding with their own place. This bonding has some social significance as well as economic impact also. The process also helps them to acquire knowledge which they can utilize in their own place provided adequate infrastructure and support activities are available. Thus, to make this type of movement economically viable from the society’s point of view, government should involve in keeping this movement restricted within migrant’s own place by creating desired infrastructure support. Otherwise chances are there that this movement may become permanent one and will create pressure on urban economy.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n1s1p133

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