Migration from the Sundarban
Migration is a win-win solution in the Sundarban; it helps to the economic development in one hand and forest conservation by reducing the pressure on natural resources on the other hand. Short circularity around the year is the unique characteristic of migration pattern in the Sundarban, which is conducive for the regular flow of remittances. Circularity is highly associated with the seasonality of the principal activities. Sundarban people more or less equally prefer interstate and intrastate migration, but nearest urban centre, Kolkata UA, exerts a huge pull and all-time best option to the migrants. This chapter includes a detailed discussion of the processes and pattern of migration in the Sundarban.
KeywordsMigration stream Circular migration Seasonal migration Remittances
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