Write short note on. Classification of migration by duration. - Geography

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Classification of migration by duration.

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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.
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