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Rise of Blue-Collar Workers from Uttar Pradesh in Gulf Countries

When we talk about blue collar workers working in the Gulf countries, it often brings the image of the Keralite people working at a construction site in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. But in the past few years, this stereotype has changed and according to the latest Emigration Clearance Required passport information from the Ministry of External Affairs, “Over the last 10 years, the number of blue-collar workers migrating to the Gulf countries from Kerala fell by over 90% — from 1,63,737 in 2008 to 14,496 in 2018.”

And the report also presents the fact that the largest number of blue-collar workers migrating from India to Gulf are from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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