The Rural-Urban Migration

The Rural-Urban Migration

During the past few years, the process of urban migration has been more rapid and massive. Many migrate in search of jobs, education and a better life-style. Although, rural-urban migration has played a larger causative role in social and economic modernization it has ruined the virility and the prospect of sustainable endeavour in agrarian areas. For many years, rural-urban migration was considered in favour of economic sustainability of a country. The latter has been the main reason for the rampant influx to the megapolisis. Migration was thought to be a process of withdrawing surplus labour from the agrarian areas to provide man power for the urban areas. On the contrary, the number of the migrants has greatly exceeded the rates of urban job creations. This has become a major contributing factor to the increase of crimes, slums, and prostitution in urban areas. Nevertheless, a great deal of environmental pollution is also caused by the migration. Today, the scenario of a simple life-style of a village family has been obliterated by urban migration. The new trend of greater modernization has created a social, economic, political and environmental dilemma for the rural society. Therefore, rural areas remain undeveloped with a depleting amount of man power. This problematic situation needs to be overcome for the welfare of the society. Developing the infrastructure and other facilities in rural areas is the main way of putting an end to this disease of migration, or else the sustainability of our country will become only a utopian dream. …


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