A report by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has suggested that India has the second highest number of adults planning to migrate to other countries. Notably, the US and the UK are among the most favored destinations for Indians.
In report named, Measuring Global Migration Potential 2010-2015, the migration agency that analyses people’s migration intentions worldwide for the 2010-2015, found that globally 1.3% of the adult population or 66 million people said they were planning to migrate in next 12 months.
The most popular destinations that people are considering to move out are the US followed by the UK, Saudi Arabia, France, Canada, Germany and South Africa. Half of individuals planning to migrate live in 20 nations, led by Nigeria and followed by India, Congo, Sudan, Bangladesh and China.
With 4.8 million people, India has the highest number of adults planning to migrate. While 3.5 million people are planning, 1.3 million who are preparing says the report.
“This unique global survey provides an important insight into people’s migration intentions and the profile of those most likely to migrate,” said IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.
However, the report added that measuring potential migration is not the same as measuring actual migration.