Migration and Urbanisation

Migration and Urban Habitat

Interconnecting migration and urbanisation

176,791 beneficiaries under
the Migration programme
households covered
under the Habitat programme



Urbanisation has become synonymous with modernisation and progressive development. Yet, while the transition uplifts cities and sets the wheels of economic prosperity and all-round development in motion, a new set of challenges begin to emerge. Beyond a certain threshold, a city’s infrastructure, natural resources and governance mechanism begin to reel under the mounting pressure of unplanned growth.

The United Nations estimates that close to 68 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, up from the current 55 per cent. India’s urban population will have grown by an additional 416million dwellers by that time.

Through their migration and urban habitat portfolio, the Trusts address the following sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations:
  • SDG 1: No poverty
  • SDG 2: Zero hunger
  • SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  • SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
  • SDG 10: Reducing inequality
  • SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • SDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the SDG

Themes in this portfolio

Regions Covered in Migration and Urban Habitat

Key highlights — Migration and Urban Habitat

  • 14Number of states and UTs
  • 107Number of districts
Gujarat +
Bihar +
Jharkhand +
Chhattisgarh +
Maharashtra +
Madhya Pradesh +
Rajasthan +
Telangana +
Uttarakhand +
Karnataka +
West Bengal +
Odisha +
Assam +
Uttar pradesh +

Impact Stories


Pramod Kulkarni, SATHI (Society for Assistance to Children in Difficult Situation), Bangalore
What cannot be measured cannot be managed. What cannot be managed cannot be expanded. We kept meticulous data and documentation. — Pramod Kulkarni, SATHI (Society for Assistance to Children in Difficult Situation), Bangalore