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Saudi Arabia: Jobs for India indirectly shifted to Bangladesh, Pakistan?

New Delhi:  Number of Indians working in Saudi Arabia witnessed marginal decrease since 2014 and subsequently increased the workers from Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The following table which was published in Janta ka Reporter shows how the scenario of migrants workers in Saudi Arabia changes.

Courtesy: Janta Ka Reporter

The government data clearly shows this fall in number of migrant workers who go to Saudi Arabia for jobs in different fields since the Modi government’s rule.

In 2013, there were 55% (3,53,565)  Indians who went on job visa to Saudi Arabia whereas in 2016 only 21% (1,65,356) could move there for jobs.

In 2013, there were only 2% (12,654) Bangladeshis who got employment in the Gulf country but in 2016 their number rose to 19% (1,43,913).

While in 2013 the number of Pakistanis who got employment in Saudi Arabia were43% ( 6,36,721), this number increased to 60% (7,71,867) in 2016.

The BJP-led NDA government comes to power with promise of creating two crore jobs but the reality is that the employment growth has seriously lagged behind which has been admitted in the Rajya Sabha by Rao Inderjit Singh, the Minister of State for Planning.

Courtesy: Janta Ka Reporter

Modi’s policy on the welfare of the largest community of expatriates clearly exposed that government not only failed in creating jobs back at home but indirectly benefited other neighboring nations like Bangladesh, Pakistan.