Raipur: Nearly one lakh workers migrated from Chhattisgarh to other States in the last three years in search of higher wages, the Assembly was informed today.
"As many as 95,924 people moved out of the State for earning more wages since 2012," Revenue Minister Premprakash Pandey said in a written reply to a query of Leader of Opposition in Assembly T S Singhdeo (Congress).
The migration figures stood at 22,149, 27,830 and 45,945 in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively, he said.
The highest number of migration between 2012-15 was recorded in Janjgir-Champa district (29,190) followed by Balodabazar (23,005), Mahasamund (16,378), Bemetara (10,180), Rajnandgaon (9,419), Mungeli (6,346), Raigarh (625), Bilaspur (456), Balod (145), Jashpur (118) and Korba (62).
However, no migration was reported from the other districts, he added.