"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Socio-economic analysis of the rural outmigrants: a micro-level study of Mohammadi block, Kheri district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Author(s): Moin Khan and Ateeque Ahmad
Abstract: Rural migration is a multi-dimension phenomenon, which affects the livelihood of people living in a different ecological setting like an inter-woven thread of factors. Migration occurs when diverse factors operate together; as the process of migration is not uniform, rather vary from a place in temporal dimension as per locale's particular development milieu. In the present study, an attempt has been made to identify the demographic attributes of the population, socio-economic condition of the households of the rural outmigrants, and the problem faced by the households. The research work is based on primary sources of data generated through the field survey carried out during 2016 in Mohammadi Block of Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh, India. The selection of the respondents was based on stratified sampling technique taking a sample of 10 percent of the total villages from the block and 10 percent of households from every village. The study finds out that Islam religion was predominant among respondents, and agriculture was the vital livelihood source for most of the surveyed population. About 26 percent of the surveyed household were illiterate and about 30 percent of the population was landless. Moreover, 48 percent of the respondent had no toilet facilities in their premises and about 29 percent of the population was living in the kutcha houses.
Moin Khan, Ateeque Ahmad. Socio-economic analysis of the rural outmigrants: a micro-level study of Mohammadi block, Kheri district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2019;1(1):58-65. DOI: 10.22271/27067483.2019.v1.i1a.10