Acta Scientific Agriculture

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 6

The Impact of Climate Change on Migration: An Empirical Study

SK Acharya1, Anannya Chakraborty2and Chethana K3

1Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India
2Ph D Scholar (UGC fellow), Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India
3PG Scholar (Pass Out), Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India

*Corresponding Author: Anannya Chakraborty, Ph D Scholar (UGC fellow), Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India.

Received: April 13, 2018; Published: May 24, 2018

Citation: Anannya Chakraborty.,et al. “The Impact of Climate Change on Migration: An Empirical Study". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.6 (2018).

Abstract

  Changing climate is one of the most important factors of rural to urban migration. Due to climatic aberrations and deviation from normal climate, the production and productivity of agricultural crop hampers. This creates a substantial impact on agriculture re- lated employments. As there is less chances of income and employment, the rural community is bound to migrate to urban regions to earn their bread and butter. The present study is conducted in Ghoragachha village under Saguna gram panchayat, Nadia, West Bengal. The numbers of respondents were 60 and they were selected randomly. The data were collected through pilot survey, structured interview and focused group interview. The statistical tools used for data analysis are correlation coefficient, step down regression, path analysis and factor analysis. Here in this study we can see that Age at the time of migration - (X1), schooling of Migrant (number of years) - (X2), family Education (in years) - (X3), change in number of occupations after migration - (X7), family material possession - (X10), Per capita income from Agriculture and livestock - (X16) are some of the variables those have created a significant correlation with climate change.

Keywords: Age; Income; Material Possession; Schooling of Migrant

Copyright: © 2018 Anannya Chakraborty., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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