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K’taka To Set Up Ministry For NRIs


K’taka To Set Up Ministry For NRIs

BENGALURU, (IANS) – Karnataka will establish a separate ministry for non-resident Indians Home Minister G. Parameshwara announced on February 21.

He made the announcement after welcoming NRIs from more than 15 countries seated at the visitors’ gallery of the state Assembly.

“NRIs have placed a demand towards having a separate ministry. We had included it in our manifesto. In the coming days, we will establish a separate secretariat,” he said.

Addressing the NRIs, Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao said that many people from the Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts have settled in foreign countries. “The relationship with them should be strengthened. It will also help to bring investments,” he said.

Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Arvind Bellad, added, “Strengthening bonds with them will help in the development of the state.”

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