As the issue of migration is raging on following the recent attacks on labourers from north Indian states, the experts point out that a population of over five lakh from different states forms the basis of industrial units in ‘Vibrant Gujarat.’

Chinmay Tumbe, assistant professor of economics area at IIM-Ahmedabad, said that migrants make up about 70% of Surat’s workforce and 50% of Ahmedabad, higher than most of the major cities of India.