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to the recently released Census 2011 migration data, there over 45.58 crore
Indians were found to be migrants as against 31.45 crore during 2001 Census.
to the Census, when a person is enumerated in Census at a different place than
his/her place of birth, she/he is considered a ‘migrant’
Census has also reported that Marriage and employment were the major reasons
Bihar, Rajasthan and MP had the highest ‘outmigration’. Maharashtra, Delhi and
Gujarat had the largest ‘in-migration’.
larger states, Bihar had the lowest number of people migrating into the state.
Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand had more in-migration than out-migration. While, UP,
Bihar and Rajasthan had negative net migration i.e. more people left the state
than coming in.