India’s Remittance Economy To Take Hit As 8 Lakh Indians May Be Forced To Leave Kuwait

by Rahul Gautam Jul 06, 2020 • 07:53 PM Views 971

As many as eight lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait, a rich country with a population of 4.3 million, if a new bill seeking to reduce the number of foreign workers is enacted into law. The National Assembly of Kuwait has approved a draft expat quota bill, according to which Indians should not exceed 15% of the population. The Indian diaspora is the largest expat community in Kuwait, with a total population of about 1.5 million and the proposed law could severely impact India's remittance economy if enacted