Indian Diaspora making key contribution to the GDP of the UK

March 09, 2016
According to Navtej Sarna, India High Commissioner to the UK, though Indians accounts for 1.8% in the population of the UK but they contribute around 6% to their GDP.

Indian Diaspora making key contribution to the GDP of the UK

He said that the Indian diaspora is among the biggest ethnic minority communities in the UK with around 1.8% of population and contributing 6% to the GDP of the UK.

He said this in an event at the complex of British Parliament, he also termed them as an asset for building the relations between the two nations.

The event was hosted jointly by two groups the  Indo-British and the Commonwealth All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and was held to welcome the UK new high commissioner to India.

He also made a particular reference to the students from India, and also said that the increasing visa row in the UK is making the students to look at other countries of the world.

His remarks came at a point when the government of the UK was set to make an important announcement regarding the visa fees of almost all the categories of application from 18th March.

The measure would affect many Indians who makes the biggest group of skilled employees who were issued visas to reside and work in the UK previous year.Last year, around 92,062 visas were issued to the Indians.     

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