Seminar on migration held


BHUBANESWAR: With a rapidly rising mining and industrial activity in Orissa, migration of the marginalised class of people in general and the tribals in particular have surfaced as a complex socio-economic problem throwing challenges to the governments and development planners.

This was the finding of the just concluded national seminar on “Migration and its impact on economic development” hosted by the North Orissa University (NOU) at Baripada.

The University Grants Commission sponsored two-day meet was inaugurated by Chairperson of the Bhubaneswar-based Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies R.K.Mishra while Professor Kishore Samal from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi and NOU Vice-Chancellor Siba Rath were present. Seminar convener and NOU’s head of the faculty for economics Jagannath Lenka delivered the key-note address.

The seminar witnessed presentation of 31 papers by various researchers from within the state and several universities of the country. Case studies of migration conducted on several districts of Orissa - Ganjam, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul and Phulbani - were presented. Seminar co-conveners Minati Mallick and Kabita Sahoo coordinated the event .

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