As of April 23, as many as 59,360 other folks had returned to the 10 hill districts of Uttarakhand, in step with executive data and officers. Of them, 12,039 had been from Pauri Garhal and 9,303 from Almora, the 2 districts maximum suffering from migration, in step with an meantime file launched via the state’s Rural Construction and Migration Fee (RDMC).
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Round 350,000 citizens had been estimated to have migrated from the state between the 2001 and he 2011 censuses, leaving 1,048 villages utterly uninhabited. Of just about 16,800 villages in Uttarakhand, as many as 734, most commonly within the hilly spaces, have turn into uninhabited after 2011. Such ghost villages with their homes mendacity in ruins and fields overgrown with crops abound in Pauri district, the place 186 villages became uninhabited since 2011. The go back of migrants, and their staying on, may just assist the hill state rectify its socio-economic imbalance and repopulate abandoned villages which are perched alongside a strategic world border, mavens say.