District Level Survey of International Migration and Reverse Flows in Central Gujarat

Author: 
Puja Guha and Biplab Dhak

District Level Survey of International Migration and Reverse Flows in Central Gujarat, India

Authors: Puja Guha and Biplab Dhak

ABSTRACT

The report on Migration and Remittances in the Central Gujarat Region is based on a household survey conducted under the Provincial Globalisation programme, in collaboration with the Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad. The main objective of the survey was to understand the pattern of international migration and the nature of reverse financial flows sent by international migrants originally from the central Gujarat region, particularly Anand and Kheda Districts. The survey results highlight that there has been a gradual change in the destinations and duration of migration, with the emergence of several newer destinations. Also, the nature of migrant remittances is diverse, ranging from family level remittances to philanthopic transfers made to social causes.