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.
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. Migrants can face many barriers that limit their ability to reach their full development potential. Pravasi Coop works with NRI Communities to promote the protection of migrants’ rights and empower them through the provision of services and support they need to become an integral part of their new society as well as contribute to their home communities. This means helping governments engage, enable and empower their diaspora and migrants’ in development efforts.
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. NDPREM enables the returnees to find a reasonably steady income. The project explores the possibility of various agencies accepting the returnees as special customers and handholding them to comply with the government procedures to start businesses.