Environmental Migration and Development Deficit: A Debate

  • Avijit Mistri
  • Bhaswati Das


Environmental migration suffers not only methodological abstruseness and data limitations but also definitional ambiguity. It is a very policy concern that attribution of environmental migrants to a group without assessing the individual effect size of the stressors of migration and nexus among them plays down the seriousness of real issues vis-à-vis evoking the politics – national and international. Nowadays, it is a very conscious political trick to relate the natural calamities with climate change and hush up the development deficits. Climate change is a matter of concern or hype to hide the shortfall of adequate adaptive measures as well as achieving the unethical political intentions; it is needed to be justified very consciously.


Climatic change and variation Development deficit Vulnerability Adaptive measures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avijit Mistri
    • 1
  • Bhaswati Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyNistarini CollegePuruliaIndia
  2. 2.Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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