Dr. Amitabh Kundu is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). In an exclusive interaction with The Policy Times (https://thepolicytimes.com ), Prof. Amitabh Kundu, expressed opinions on India’s migration. He also said that the highest migration in India is for women due to marriage. Poverty, lack of access to proper nutrition, education and health are the major reasons of Migration. Large scale migration increases the slum areas in cities like Delhi, Mumbai and other metropolis, which increase many problems such as unhygienic conditions, crime, pollution etc. What is the way forward; I mean what is the solution to deal with urban migrants? Like any Human rights, migrants to have civil and political rights. But they are very likely to face denial of civil and political rights such as arbitrary detention, torture, or a lack of due process, as well as economic, social and cultural rights such as the rights to health, housing or education. Your Comment? What is the difference between refugees and migrants? Census 2001 – According to Census 2011, total number of migrants – 450 million, intra-state migrants was over 300 million (85%), Interstate migrants was 0ver 50 million (13%) and migrated from out side of the country was 17 million (approx 1.6%) Internal Labor Migration in India Raises Integration Challenges for Migrants The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, a non-binding agreement for the better management of migration, was adopted by the United Nations member countries in December 2018. The major goal of the compact is to assist nation states to frame well-managed migration policies. India’s decision to sign the compact comes as a real surprise in the face of the country’s historical reluctance to sign international migration laws and treaties. Dr. Amitabh Kundu is currently Distinguished Fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries. He is chairing the Committee overvieing the survey for Swatch Bharat Mission (Rural) He was Regional Advisor on Poverty at UNESCWA, Beirut during 2017 and Consultant to the Government of Sri Lanka during 2016. Until January 2014, he was Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and has served as a member of National Statistical Commission during 2006-08. He has been chairperson of the post Sachar Evaluation Committee, set up by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Sciences Po and Maison des Sciences de L’homme in Paris, University of Kaiserslautern and University of Wuerzburg in Germany. He has worked as Director at various institutes in India and is in the Editorial Board of Manpower Journal, Urban India, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Indian Journal of Labour Economics. He has about thirty five books and three hundred research articles, published in India and abroad, to his credit.
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