Contributions of Non-Resident Keralites to the socio-economic growth of Kerala are remarkable. NORKA Roots has stepped in to effectively utilise the vast experience and knowledge of the NRKs for the development of the State and to ensure safe migration, dignified living, and successful rehabilitation of returnees. Kerala State welfare and Development society acts as a platform for addressing the Pravasi problem, safeguarding their rights and rehabilitating the returnees.
More often than not, all decisions that pertain as well to the lives of non-resident Keralites are taken within the home Kerala. It is the Government’s conviction that Loka Kerala Sabha shall address this concern by providing for a more inclusive democratic space wherein these outer-Keralas are duly represented.
Kerala’s people and its culture have travelled beyond borders, and to every corner of the world, fostering their assimilation and integration with the rest of the world. This movement of people and with them, our culture has created myriad Keralas of vibrant and distinct characters outside the geographical boundaries of the state. It is imperative to constitute a democratic space in order that cultural, socio-political and economic co-operation between home and outer Keralas are facilitated, and channelled into the creation of a Global Kerala Synergy. The Government of Kerala has decided to constitute Loka Kerala Sabha (LKS) as a common platform for Keralites living across the globe; it is envisaged as a platform for the cultural, socio-political and economic integration of these myriad Keralas with the home Kerala.
Kerala tops the States with $13.11 billion (19%, ₹95,000 crore) in remittances, showing the contribution of migrants in Kerala’s economy and development.
Engaging, empowering and enabling migrants as development factors, The extent to which migrants can contribute to development is directly linked to their ability to access services, integrate into society and stay connected to with their communities of origin.
Pravasi Coop will associate with The NoRKA Department Project for Return Emigrants (NDPREM) will help returnees commence self-employment ventures with the help of leading financial institutions.