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QUESTION NO.1780 INDIANS RETURNING FROM GULF COUNTRIES

August 02, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1780
TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.08.2018

INDIANS RETURNING FROM GULF COUNTRIES

1780. SHRI A. VIJAYAKUMAR:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether a number of Indians have returned from Gulf countries;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the details of remedial and rehabilitation measures taken for those who returned from there?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[GEN. (DR) V. K. SINGH (RETD)]

(a) & (b) The Indian workers going for overseas employment to the Gulf countries are employed on contractual basis and have to return back to India on completion of their contract period which is generally 2-3 years. The data of the emigrants who returned from the Gulf countries, as captured in the e-Migrate system during last 2 years and the current year is as under:

Data of returnee emigrants from Gulf countries during last two years and current year (upto 19-07-18)

Data of returnee emigrants from Gulf countries during last two years and current year (upto 19-07-18)

COUNTRY

Year

Year

Year

2016

2017

2018

BAHRAIN

6128

10748

6019

KUWAIT

27442

53099

37782

OMAN

33809

59903

35440

QATAR

24195

36275

20022

SAUDI ARABIA

78061

151611

79666

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

88647

154957

91995

TOTAL

258282

466593

270924



Source: e-Migrate.

(c) The Ministry of External Affairs, through its Missions abroad facilitates return of distressed Indian workers from Gulf countries including those who have lost their jobs. This facilitation includes consular, logistical support as well as providing air tickets whenever required. The responsibility of resettlement of the returnees rests with the State Governments, from where the emigrants have gone overseas.

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