Volume No. 12 Issue No.: 02 Page No.: 241-246 Oct.-Dec. 2017

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF MIGRATION: THE CASE OF KERALA, INDIA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

 

Raghavan V. P.

KDS, Delhi (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 15, 2017

 

ABSTRACT

 

Migration becomes a socio-economic phenomenon of Kerala, India. The peasant farmers in the Central region of Kerala called Travancore have massively moved to the northern region of Kerala called Malabar in 1920s and continued till 1960s. Migration opens opportunities, but they also pose problems like economic, cultural demographic and environmental. The present study examines the environmental impacts of peasant migration from Travancore to Malabar on the rural economy of the region of destination in a historical perspective.

 

Keywords : Migration, Deforestation, Tribal lands, Rural economy, Socio-economic phenomenon

 

 

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