Distress migration in Nuapada is very high. Erratic rainfall punctuated by long dry-spells lead to regular drought situation making agriculture non-remunerative. Due to dry-spell in the rainy season, the agriculture sector fails to absorb the local labour. On the other hand the government labour intensive work under OREGS/NREGA and other development works is almost nil in this area. Due to non-availability of work, the marginal formers and land less labourers use to fall under the clutch of labour dalals and take advantages under Pathri System than they migrate to other places of India. There they are facing many problems.