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Classification of migration by duration.



Migration is the term used to describe the movement of an individual or group of individuals from one place to another, either permanently or for a shorter period of time. Migration brings changes in the population. migration can be classified into various types on the basis of their region, duration, Intention or purpose, distance etc.

Classification by duration is as follows:

  1. Short term:
    1. This type of migration can be for limited time or seasonal, some tribes travel seasonally in search of fodder, this is called seasonal migration.
    2. In some places in Maharashtra, more labor is needed during sugarcane harvesting. Then, these labours work in sugar cane fields.
    3. When there is no work on the farm, they go to the city and work as labourers. This is an example of seasonal migration.
  2. Long-term:
    1. People leave their place of residence and move to a new place. It is not decided whether they will return soon or not.
    2. They may come on holidays for a few days and go back. For Example: People from India have migrated to the United States of America, Great Britain etc. Some villagers have come to the city in search of employment and have settled here.
    3. In both the examples, if the migrated person returns to the original place after a very long time, it is called long-term migration. But if the person never returns to his original place, it is called Permanent migration.
Concept: Migration
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Give a geographical reason:

Migration is not always permanent.

Differentiate between:

Donor region and Recipient region.

Some tribes travel seasonally in search of fodder, this is called ______.

State whether right or wrong:

Various problems are developing in cities due to migration.

State whether right or wrong:

Migration is more towards urban areas.

State whether right or wrong:

Region loses its self-sufficiency due to migration.

Differentiate between

Emergency migration and Permanent migration

Differentiate between

Internal migration and External migration

Which one of the following is the main reason for male migration in India?

Identify the main reason for male/female selective migration.

Who wrote these lines:

What work was done by Indian Migrants in West Indies?

The migrants in India (2001 census) are ____________.

Which of the following cities, who receives the highest no. of migrants?

Do you know the legislation for migrants in Europe, the USA, and Australia?

When was for the first time migration recorded in the Census of India?

When was the first major modification introduced in Census by bringing in two additional components – the place of birth and duration of residence?

As per the 2011 census, how many people have migrated to India from other countries?

How many remittances, does India receive from international migrates?

Which of the following information was added in the 1981 census?

According to Census of India, migration is enumerated on which of the following basis?

In which of the following streams of migration, females pre-dominate in both intra-state and inter-state migration?

Actually migration was recorded from the very beginning of the first census of India conducted in:-

Name the regions from which early migrants came to India in early history?

Greater Mumbai has the highest share of migrant population. It is due to following reasons:

Components of migration recorded in the census of India is/are:-

In which census 'place of birth' and 'duration of residence' categories were added?

Which of the following was the major modification associated to migration introduced by the Government of lndia in the Census 1961?

Which year onwards, the third wave of migration started in which doctors, engineers, financial experts migrated to countries like Canada, UK and USA?

Consider the following statements and choose the correct option from the given options.

  1. Migration has a deep impact on the status of women.
  2. Migration of women for education and employment gives them more freedom and role in economy, however, it increases their vulnerability.

If people migrate to a region, the population of the region will ______.

Distinguish between:

Short term migration and Long term migration.


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