UAE, Saudi Arabia have maximum Indian workers

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 12:10 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) account for the maximum number of Indians working in the Gulf, the government said Wednesday.

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told the Lok Sabha that a total of two million Indians work in Saudi Arabia followed by 1.8 million in the UAE.

Kuwait was home to an Indian working population of 641,062 followed by Oman (581,832), Qatar (500,000) and Bahrain (400,000), he said.

Iraq accounted for 16,000 Indian workers, Lebanon 10,000, Jordan 9,000 and Libya 1,800, he said, quoting statistics provided by Indian diplomatic missions.

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