Academic-level debate for studying impacts of migration stressed

Kathmandu, Feb 6: Emphasis has been laid on policy-level debate for the socio-economic impacts due to increasing internal and external migration as well as of the provision of basic service facilities in mountain, hill and Tarai in a proportional manner. 

At an academic debate organised by the Central Department of Population Studies of the Tribhuvan University with the collaboration of the UN International Office of Migration in Nepal here today, speakers urged to find out reasons and measures to stop migration as migration from mountain to urban areas and Tarai areas, as well as foreign countries, is increasing. 

Stating that although the birth and death of humans are natural, migration is unnatural, the Dean of Humanities and Social Science faculty of the Tribhuvan University, Prof Dr Kushum Shakya, stressed the need for an appropriate policy to analyze the data of migration seen in the recent national census. 

Similarly, Deputy Chief of the National Statistics Office, Dr Hemraj Regmi, mentioned that though there is now no problem with the high birth rate in the country, migration has become a problem and dimension. 

He shared that as per the recent national census, around 4.4 million Nepali citizens migrated inside the country and abroad. 

Likewise, the Chief of the Central Department of Population Studies, Dr Yogendra Bahadur Gurung, pointed out that studying the impacts of migration is the work of the academic world while Prof Dr Dinesh Bhuju argued that migration should not be considered a matter of concern as it is taking place since ancestors. (RSS)

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