KORAPUT: Migration of workers in Koraput district is increasing with a sharp upward curve, in fact doubling from 2006 to 2007 and rising another 25 percent by 2008, said Bidyut Mahanty, secretary, SPREAD, an organisation working on migration, here on Wednesday.

He was speaking at a consultation meeting on status of distress migration in the district by the organisation. U. Daniel a social activist from Bhubaneswar, said factors like seasonal debts incurred by the tribal families to meet their basic needs should be taken care of to check migration to other places. Jagabandhu Samal of COATS and Mihir Jena of FES took part in the discussion.