Labour Emigration from Rajasthan to Gulf

  • Jeetendra D. Soni


The magnitude and pace of international migration has been on the rise in the history of human civilization. The revolutions in information and communication technology along with speedy advancement in transportation facilities have accelerated the process incredibly in recent times. The cross-border movements of people for long distances and considerably for a long duration have many dimensions attached to it. These also vary with time and space as well as at the same time for different migrant groups. In the present chapter attempt has been made to study labour emigration from three districts namely Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu of the state of Rajasthan (India) and to find its impact on the development of the three districts. They emigrated to the Gulf region for better job prospects and financial avenues. For the present study, a purposive sample of 600 emigrants was selected from the study area and required data were collected through personal interview method. The primary objective of the present study has been to ascertain whether or not the emigrants were able to provide economic, social and psychological security to their left-behind families at the origin. The present investigation is also aimed at identifying multifaceted problems faced by semi-skilled and unskilled labourers and the role of the mediators in resolving their issues. The empirical evidence has been gathered from the analysis of the data collected from semi-skilled and unskilled labour emigrants’ attempts to uncover migration and development relationship for the study region.


International migration Rajasthan Gulf Unskilled Semi-skilled 



The author is grateful to the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, for the financial grant received for the present research. The present chapter is a part of the final project report.


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  • Jeetendra D. Soni
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  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Regional DevelopmentJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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