Livelihood Pattern among Construction Laborers in Urban Sprawls: A Study of Jammu CityAuthor : Ankush Gupta
Volume 8 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 93-96
This paper seeks to understand the livelihood pattern of construction laborers in Jammu city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It has dealt with the life of the people living in urban sprawl who have migrated into the city from various parts of the country in search of livelihood. This paper has discussed the causes responsible for their migration and the problems they are faced with while living in the city. In the city of Jammu, various groups and communities, especially those who migrated from outside created their networks. They got influenced by the local socio-cultural and economic factors and at the same time impacted the society and economy in the settled areas. It was observed that their stay in Jammu is of longer duration still they feel alienated in the city.
Urban Sprawl, Construction Laborers, Jammu City, Livelihood, Migration
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