RxPG News XML Feed for RxPG News   Add RxPG News Headlines to My Yahoo!  

Medical Research Health Special Topics World
 Latest Research 
 Clinical Trials
 Infectious Diseases
 Public Health
 Alternative Medicine
 Sports Medicine
 Medical News 
 Awards & Prizes
 Special Topics 
 Odd Medical News
  India Business
  India Culture
  India Diaspora
  India Education
  India Entertainment
  India Features
  India Lifestyle
  India Politics
  India Sci-Tech
  India Sports
  India Travel
 Reservation Issue
 Overseas Indian Doctor

Last Updated: May 20, 2007 - 10:48:48 AM
News Report
India Diaspora Channel

subscribe to India Diaspora newsletter
India Diaspora

   EMAIL   |   PRINT
Survey of non-resident Keralites on in Kerala
Apr 29, 2007 - 8:24:02 AM
The first study found that the maximum number of migrants were in Saudi Arabia and in the subsequent one said they were in the United Arab Emirates -.

Article options
 Email to a Friend
 Printer friendly version
 India Diaspora channel RSS
 More India Diaspora news
[RxPG] Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 - A survey covering 50 households each from 200 select villages is being conducted in Kerala to find out the number of the non-resident Keralites -.

The Migration Research Unit funded by the overseas Indian affairs ministry and attached to the Centre for Development Studies - is conducting the survey.

S. Irudayarajan, head of the Research Unit, told IANS the survey had reached the halfway mark. The study is being carried out for the Kerala government and funded by the non-resident Keralites Affairs Department that has allocated an initial funding of Rs.5 million.

'The field survey is being done by the Kerala Statistical Institute and would cover 50 households each from 200 select village councils in the state,' said Irudayarajan.

This is the third survey being undertaken by Irudayarajan and noted demographer K.C.Zachariah who conducted the first in 1998 and the second in 2003.

In the last survey, it was found out that Kerala's total number of emigrants increased from 1.36 million in 1998 to 1.83 million in 2003 and, among them, close to 90 percent were in the Middle East.

'We are also looking into the details of remittances, apart from other socio-economic factors, and hope to come out with the preliminary findings on World Population Day July 11,' said Irudayarajan

According to their earlier studies, remittances from non-resident Keralites were found to have shot up from Rs.136.52 billion - to Rs.184.65 billion -.

The first study found that the maximum number of migrants were in Saudi Arabia and in the subsequent one said they were in the United Arab Emirates -.

The study will be helpful to the state government to devise new polices for the welfare of NRKs.

Related India Diaspora News
NRIs can gift cars online, no extra charge for blessings!
Jalandhar man to make history in Britain
On an Indian medical genius, now almost forgotten
IIT alumnus takes software to battlefront and beyond
Crisis group set up to deal with Uganda-like situation
Air crash: Ministry in touch with Indian mission in Nairobi
India, UAE to discuss welfare of Indian workers
Discussing gender, sexuality through a film festival
Indian American boy gets liver, kidney in rare surgery
NRI boy gets liver, kidney in rare surgery

Subscribe to India Diaspora Newsletter
E-mail Address:

For any corrections of factual information, to contact the editors or to send any medical news or health news press releases, use feedback form

Top of Page

© All rights reserved 2004 onwards by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited
Contact Us