As per report as india prepares to repatriate some of its 10 million citizens from the gulf countries this month, more than 150,000 indians in the United Arab Emirates have registered with India’s diplomatic mission to fly back home. A quarter of those who want to return from the uae have lost their jobs, while the remainder include short-term visa holders, medical emergency patients and students, according to people familiar with the development.
As of 6 pm on saturday, we received more than 150,000 registrations,” Consul General of india in dubai, Vipul, told The gulf news on Saturday. “About 40% of the applicants are workers and 20% are professionals. Overall, 25% have cited job loss as the reason for leaving the country.”
The indian embassy in Abu Dhabi and the indian Consulate in dubai started e-registrations on wednesday night to form a database of those wanting to return to India. Over 50% of the applicants are from Kerala. Malayalees comprise more than 1 million of the 3.4 million indians in the UAE. As per report about 40% of the registered applicants are blue-collared workers and 20% are professionals.Roughly 20% have suffered job losses and about 55% of the total applicants are from kerala, Neeraj Aggarwal, Consul, press, Information, culture in the indian Consulate in dubai, was quoted as saying in the report.