In-migration strains Bangalore’s capacity

| Updated on: Dec 16, 2013

The high magnitude of urban in-migrations to a few locations in and around Bangalore has stretched the city’s carrying capacity, says Deloitte’s report.

Bangalore is facing increasing problems due to inadequate infrastructure facilities, including education and health infrastructure, to cater to basic needs, water shortage, traffic congestion and insufficient low-income housing.

As per the NSSO report, Karnataka shows a net positive in-migration. One in every 100 persons in the State is an in-migrant.

With respect to male migrants, the majority of migrations in the State are in pursuit of employment opportunities, with migrants moving from rural to urban and between urban locations.

Movement to urban locations is preferred by male migrants with higher educational level compared to in-migration to rural areas where majority of the migrants are primary, middle or secondary school educated.

Migrations among women are primarily driven by marriage or movement of parents or earning members. A large portion of women migrants tend to be illiterate or primary school educated.

Demographic changes The number and the proportion of children in the 0-14 age group are projected to fall by 4.69 lakh, amounting to a fall of 3 per cent between 2012 and 2017.

“This will have important bearing on the policies and initiatives related to primarily and secondary schooling as well as health and nutrition /development initiatives for children,” the Deloitte report said.

The number of persons in the working age group is expected to increase by 20.95 lakh during 2012 and 2017, an increase of 5 per cent. This represents a potential demographic dividend for the state with a large increase in the employment population.

There will be a large increase in persons above 60 years. As per census projection, the number of elderly persons is projected to increase by 24.67 lakhs, amounting to an increase of 22 per cent during 2012-2017.

Published on December 16, 2013

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