Migration of Chhatisgarh Tribal women
- July 28, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Central India Tribes
In depth study on specific factors responsible for migration of tribal women from Chhatisgarh to various towns and cities nearby in search of employment opportunities in the areas where they migrate. Migration from Chhattisgarh has been primarily driven by astute poverty conditions and inherent political instability. Drought prone areas of the state have recorded steady flow of women to other regions.
Among all ages, youth migration is quite high in the state, primarily for employment opportunities and education prospects. Across gender, female migration rate is predominantly higher than males as reflected from the numbers. Although Census reports describe high female migration as occurring due to marriage related reason, it doesn’t capture the complete scenario. Working as domestic labour in metros, female migrants in that category are not accounted for in official estimates. The reason being that incidence of informal employment is high for women at the destination.Tribal women have usually enjoyed a higher social status in their own communities than Indian women in general.