Friday, November 16, 2007

'Low crime rate fuelling migration'

PUNE: Even as Pune's population is
projected to lift to 6.9 million by 2020, the city's continuing growing as an
infotech, manufacturing, services and educational hub have led to the two
distinct tendencies of migration into the city. Better educational facilities,
better occupation chances in industry and IT and low law-breaking charge per unit have got influenced
the volume of migration to Pune. While previously, Karnataka, Andhra
Pradesh, UP, Kerala, Gujerat and Rajasthan defined the order of migration into
Pune, the flowing is now led by Uattr Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Unlike in the past when senior citizens preferred Pune "because it
was unagitated and pleasant, now little people are migrating to Pune driven by
educational demands and occupation opportunities," University of Pune research worker and
reader in geographics department, Vijaya Khairkar, said. According to
his study, 'Migration and Sociable Economics of Pune city, which was recently
released by Diamond Publications, the biggest form of migration into Pune was
during 1961-91 with "in-migration" (from within Maharashtra) accounting for 73
per cent followed by Mysore (6.37%), UP (3.21%), AP (2.58%), Rajasthan
(2.10%) and Kerala (2.07%). In footing of proportionality of migrators to
total population, Pune topped the listing of 12 Indian metropolises in 1981 with migrant
population accounting for 58.43%.

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