Hyderabad: The Telangana Gulf NRIs Federation (TGNF) urged the State government to give due representation to the NRI’s from the Gulf countries and support them in setting up start-ups in the State. At a well-attended meeting held on Monday in the city, the members of TGNF demanded that the State government extend the public welfare schemes to the Gulf returnees.
The TGNF sought the government to allow them to benefit through the innovative welfare schemes like Aarogyasri, Shaadi Mubarak and other schemes related to education, scholarship, and other sectors offered by the State government. The Federation also asked the government to consider the Gulf NRI students as domicile.
At the meeting, the federation members felt that they were not getting enough opportunities to set up businesses after coming back from the Gulf countries. “Allotment of industrial land for SME’s in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) will be of immense help,” they opined. They also demanded the government allot them residential plots in compliance with the local housing board schemes.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi NRI coordinator Mahesh Bigala, chief guest of the function, said that the State government was serious regarding the NRIs issue. He assured them of taking the deligation of the TGNF to the Chief Minister. The demand of having a separate policy for Gulf Returnee will be considered as the TGNF stated that their problems are different from the other NRI settled in European countries, he added.