Explained: Indian migrants, across India

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  • Internal Migrants: Migrants who move within the boundaries of their own country are known as internal migrants.
  • Extent of Internal Migration in India:
    • According to the Census 2011 migration data, over 45.58 crore Indians were found to be migrants as against 31.45 crore during 2001 Census.
    • UP, Bihar, Rajasthan and MP had the highest ‘outmigration’. 
    • Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat had the largest ‘in-migration’.