Kerala budget 2020: Rs 90 crores for Non-Resident Keralites
Haritha Sharly Benjamin
 
Published on: February 07, 2020

Kerala budget 2020: Rs 90 crores for Non-Resident Keralites

Haritha Sharly Benjamin

Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Friday said that the state government has increased the allocation of funds for Non-Resident Keralites (NRK) to Rs 90 crore in 2020-21 fiscal.

The various schemes for NRIs include Santhwanam, the distress relief scheme intended to provide time-bound support to returnee emigrants; NDPREM, fund for Rehabilitation of Return Emigrants; Emergency Ambulance Service for conveyance of sick Keralites returning home or mortal remains of deceased Keralites from foreign countries; Pravasi Legal Aid and NORKA Business Facilitation Centre.

Some of the new initiatives highlighted in the Economic Review under the NORKA includes scholarship programme for higher eduction of NRI children and an employment scheme for returning emigrants.

To read more on NRK allocation, click here.