Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 363

Full Length Research Paper

Population move on Rajasthan: Regional analysis

Manoj Debnath
  • Manoj Debnath
  • Department of Geography, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
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Sheuli Ray
  • Sheuli Ray
  • Department of Geography, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.
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  •  Received: 08 July 2017
  •  Accepted: 18 August 2017
  •  Published: 31 July 2019

Abstract

The physiography of Rajasthan is not suitable for agricultural activity. Most parts of Rajasthan are sandy regions and Aravalli Mountain, which is a barrier for agriculture. Eastern part of Rajasthan is covered with plain soil but this region is also not suitable for agriculture. This is the reason why Rajasthan experienced a large proportion of out-migration from its different physiographic regions. The present research aims to investigate in details, the identification of out migration regions and regional flow of male migration with a geographical perspective. Analysis of inter-regional out-migration flow in Rajasthan was based on secondary data. The migration rates has been calculated for out-migration, in-migration, and net migration, as well as specific population subgroups using Clark method. The Eastern sandy arid region and Eastern plain region have experienced higher rate of inter-regional out-migration.

 

Key words: Male migration, source region, Rajasthan, physiographic region.