Aastha Kamal

Class 9, Swami Vivekananda Rural English School, Chandapura, Karnataka

A large part of India’s population in rural India still depends on agriculture for their income. With increasing population and decreasing profits in agriculture, many people from rural parts migrate to cities in search of jobs and better livelihood opportunities. This contributes to rapid urbanization. Often urbanization is unplanned and unsustainable. More trees and natural landscapes are changed to make space for houses. Increased transportation and use of natural resources results in their quick depletion. This research conducted is an exploratory research.

In this research, we studied the following in Chandapura, Bengaluru:

  1. What are the various reasons behind migration?
  2. How does migration affect the lives and social network of people?
  3. What are the advantages of migrating to cities.
  4. Do people, who migrate, want to go back to their native place?

To study these questions, we  interviewed immigrants from different regions of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other states t0 Chandapura. We included young adult men and women in the age group of 18-25 years as well as those over 25 years. Most of the respondents are living with families.

We found that people migrated here due to better job opportunities for themselves and better living conditions for their families.

We have made a note of all the reasons of immigration and have written a letter to the local newspaper as a means to let people know the causes of immigration.

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