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Indian Diaspora

The section attempts to link people with Indian roots to their native land. The Indian Government recognises the importance of Indian Diaspora, who despite being away from India is making her shine on a global platform.

Diaspora is a word of Greek origin that means scattering or sowing of seeds. It is used to refer to people who leave their native lands to live in other parts of the world for employment, business or any other purpose.

Indian Diaspora is a generic term used for addressing people who have migrated from the territories that are currently within the borders of the Republic of India. It constitutes NRIs (Non-resident Indians) and PIOs (Persons of Indian origins). The Indian Diaspora is estimated to be over 30 million. The Government of India recognises the importance of Indian Diaspora as it has brought economic, financial, and global benefits to India.

The Indian Diaspora today constitutes an important, and in some respects unique, force in world culture. The section caters to the cognitive needs of the Indian Diaspora by providing an in-depth knowledge of the various schemes and incentives offered by the Government of India to them.

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Source: National Portal Content Management Team. Last Reviewed on 23-04-2012