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Telling Numbers: International migrant count slopes downward in India

tional Migrant Stock 2019. While the size of the Indian diaspora in other countries was reported in The Indian Express on Thursday, the exhaustive dataset also showed striking trends in international Migration into India. The number has been consistently going down in the last three decades; from 75.9 lakh in 1990, the international migrant population is 51.5 lakh in 2019, the dataset showed. The United Nations said in a statement that these estima

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India is the top source of immigrants across the globe

-The Hindu A UN report reveals that one-third of all immigrants come from 10 countries India has emerged as the leading country of origin for immigrants across the world, with 17.5 million international migrants in 2019 coming from India, up from 15.9 million in 2015, according to a dataset released by the Union Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York on Tuesday. Sharp increase The International Migrant Stock 2019, released by the UN DESA's Population Division

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Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, interviewed by Richa Mishra (The Hindu Business Line)

emonetisation. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy reported that 1.5 million jobs were lost in the unorganised sector during January-April 2017, just after demonetisation. This led to reverse Migration to villages. This further led to a substantial increase in demand for MNREGA work. When the then Finance Minister (late Arun Jaitley) spoke of record Budget allocations to MNREGA, this was an acceptance of acute rural distress. We must remember

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Migrants in Tamil Nadu: case of much ado about nothing? -Vignesh Radhakrishnan & Pon Vasanth BA

-The Hindu There is now an opportunity to temper the rancour in Tamil Nadu over ‘migrants taking over’ jobs meant for locals, thanks to the data on Migration — inward and outward — from Census 2011. Chennai: Controversies witnessed in recent months over the recruitment of non-Tamils in government jobs in Tamil Nadu have triggered a perceptible rise in voices against migrants taking up jobs in the State. The slogans d

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Why is the Narendra Modi government trying to muzzle data? -Haripriya Suresh

l Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) haven’t been released since 2016, the controversial Periodic Labour Force Survey was delayed and released after the elections (and also ruffled a lot of feathers), Migration data from the 2011 Census was released this year, and data from the Socio-Economic Caste Census collected by the UPA government in 2012-13 is yet to be released. This is not all. The Annual Observance Report of the Special Data Dissemination

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How state governments disenfranchise interstate migrants in India -Varun Aggarwal, Priyansha Singh and Rohini Mitra Mumbai: Kerala ranked first out of seven states for migrant friendly policies on the Interstate Migrant Policy Index 2019 (IMPEX 2019), an index compiled by India Migration Now, a Mumbai-based nonprofit, which analyses state-level policies for the integration of out-of-state migrants. Maharashtra ranked second with a score of 42 out of 100 compared to Kerala’s 62, and Punjab came in third with a score of 40. Internal More »

Explained: Why One Nation, One Ration Card scheme could be a boon for poor migrants -Mehr Gill

-The Indian Express Essentially, the ONORC scheme has been launched keeping in mind the internal Migration of our country. Last Friday, the government launched the pilot project for the inter-state portability of ration cards between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and between Maharashtra and Gujarat, as part of its ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme. “It is a historic day. We have started off inter-state portability of rati

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Census Data Contradicts Bogey of Bangladeshi Immigrants' 'Flood' - Subodh Varma But the relevant data has been removed from the Census website within a month of release. It took over eight years for the Census office to release Migration-related data collected back in 2011. And, within a month of its release, one particular dataset has been removed. That’s Table D-2 which gives the numbers for foreign immigrants. The official Census website now says, in a cryptic footnote, that data on this aspect is &

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What can help in controlling population in India--society or law? -Neetu Chandra Sharma

nts for uncertainty, the global population will hit the 9 billion mark by 2045. Considering the fact that we're looking at a future where we're going to face chronic drought, food shortages, and mass Migration, we need measures to curb the rise in population to combat the adverse effects of resource consumption and waste," she said. The population explosion has major impacts on the country ranging from health, social, environmental and economi

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The very idea of the NRC is wrong -Prabhat Patnaik

-The Telegraph Its only usefulness could be to determine how Assam might be recompensed for coping with the magnitude of imMigration Boris Johnson is no vaishnavite saint; nor is he a leftist internationalist. According to Donald Trump people see him as the “British Trump” and, judging by the cabinet he has picked as prime minister, with a hard-Right home secretary, and the company he kept during the Brexit referendum which include

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