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3) Recent events around the world have fuelled xenophobic and anti-immigration sentiments. Analyse how recent immigration policy changes in the Middle East will impact migration and remittances with respect to India, and how India should cope up with reducing remittances and returning migrants.

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 

3) Recent events around the world have fuelled xenophobic and anti-immigration sentiments. Analyse how recent immigration policy changes in the Middle East will impact migration and remittances with respect to India, and how India should cope up with reducing remittances and returning migrants. (250 Words)

The Hindu

Why this question?

As India is reeling under unemployment and at the same time is being affected by protectionist policies around the world. Especially, policies in the Middle East have direct bearing on the Indian economy and also on Indian diaspora.  

Key demand of the question:

Write about how reducing remittances and migration to the Middle East will affect Indian economy and Indian diaspora. Kerala example should be a case study within your answer. One part should deal with what kind of policy should India come up with to address this issue (in this part, you should use your imagination).

Directive Word:

Analyse: Divide answer into parts and within them examine implications (see below)

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction, highlight how Kerala has been affected by reducing remittances and also write a line highlighting protectionist and anti-immigrant policies around the world and their implications on developing countries like India.

In the body, there should be TWO mains parts, and within them sub-parts.

In the first part, write about recent immigration policies in the West Asia and their impact on India.

In the second part, with categories, using your knowledge, examine what kind of policy India should formulate to compensate for the restricted flow of remittances that is expected in the near future.

In the conclusion, you may link India’s “Think West’ policy to this problem (or use your creativity to come up with though-provoking, interesting conclusion)