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Indians living abroad remit $65.5b back home in 2016

  • Prasiddha Gustanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 11 2017   /  12:41 am
Overseas contribution: Indian Embassy’s Charge d’ Affaires Manish (right) and Poonam Sagar (center) from the India Club light a lamp during the opening ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Indian Diaspora Day) on Monday night at JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)(right) and Poonam Sagar (center) from the India Club light a lamp during the opening ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Indian Diaspora Day) on Monday night at JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Overseas contribution: Indian Embassy’s Charge d’ Affaires Manish (right) and Poonam Sagar (center) from the India Club light a lamp during the opening ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Indian Diaspora Day) on Monday night at JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)Thanks to the hard work of more than 30 million Indians living abroad, India became the world’s single largest recipient nation of remittances by receiving an estimated US$65.5 billion in 2016.

“We have more than 30 million Indians living outside India. They remitted $69 billion in 2015 back to India,” the Indian Embassy’s charge d’affaires, Manish, said during the celebration of Pravasi Bharaitiya Divas in Jakarta on Monday night.

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD), which is celebrated every Jan. 9, is a day dedicated to honor non-resident Indians and recognize their services to the country...