Homeward bound

Print edition : March 02, 2018

Indians being evacuated by the special ship San Gwann from Benghazi port in Libya on August 9, 2014. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A family from Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu on its arrival from Yemen in Kochi by a ship on April 18, 2015. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

It is estimated that over the next few years a large number of Indian labourers will head back home because of economic downturn and political upheavals in West Asian countries. Rehabilitating them will be a big challenge for the Central and State governments.
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