Employment Pattern of Migrant Labour in Punjab State: A Case Study

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  • Jagjeet Singh Gill, Surabhi Sharma and Anil Sharma


The study was undertaken with the objective to study the socio-economic profile of migrants, income, mode of
migration and level of awareness of migrants for different schemes of central government. Three districts named
Jalandhar, Mohali and Gurdaspur were selected. Gharuan and Bhago majra villages were selected from Kharar and
Mohali blocks of District Mohali. Shahpur and Khiala villages were selected from Jalandhar and Adampur blocks of
District Jalandhar. Bhumbli and Kot yograj villages were selected from Dhariwal and Kahnuwan blocks of district
Gurdaspur. List of permanent and casual labourers was prepared from each village. From such list, a sample of 25
migrant labourers was prepared from each village. An interview schedule was prepared for collecting the response
of migrants keeping in view of the objectives of the study. Thus the total sample comprised of 150 migrants for the
present study. The findings of the study revealed that more than 3/4th of the respondents were in the age group of
0-30 years. The educational level of 79.33 per cent respondents was under matriculation. About 82.66 per cent of the
respondents had family members of 5-8. More than half of the migrants were migrated from Bihar state. Out of 150
migrants, 126 were male. More than ¾ of the respondents were completely aware of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan
Yojana. Age and awareness about Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana shows strong positive linear relationship.
The mean monthly income of migrants came out to be Rs 7658, Rs 9177 and Rs 7729 in Gurdaspur, Mohali and
Jalandhar respectively






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Employment Pattern of Migrant Labour in Punjab State: A Case Study. (2017). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 53(4), 66-70. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/144038