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QUESTION NO-2199 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR RETURNED EXPATRIATE

August 04, 2022

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2199
ANSWERED ON-04/08/2022

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR RETURNED EXPATRIATE

2199. Dr. JOHN BRITTAS

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the State Government of Kerala has submitted a proposal to the Union Government seeking one-time financial support to the tune of Rs. 2000 crore for reintegration and rehabilitation of the returned expatriate Keralites; and

(b) if so, the status thereon and the response of Government thereto?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN)

(a) to (b): During 2020-21, Government received many proposals from different quarters regarding welfare and livelihood of Indian workers who returned to India during the pandemic. This includes a proposal from Government of Kerala as well. In view of COVID – 19 pandemic, Ministry of Finance has made substantial financial resources available (as attached at annexurePDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.) to the States including the State of Kerala.

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