The MP had requested for statistics on the variety of Indians repatriated through the international Covid-19 lockdown and measures taken to carry again Indian residents stranded outdoors the nation.
In his reply, the minister said that through the lockdown, particulars of distressed and stranded Indian nationals registered with Indian missions overseas had been entered within the ministry of exterior affairs’ ‘Repat’ portal.
The authorities commenced operations underneath the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) on May 7, 2020 to facilitate the return of stranded Indian nationals from overseas in a phased method, the minister mentioned.
Stating that stranded Indian nationals with compelling causes have since safely returned to India, he added that their missions had been in common contact with Indian nationals for facilitating their return to India on a request foundation. According to the minister’s replies, the whole variety of repatriates embody 3,97,106 by land and three,987 by sea, until January 20, 2021.
The highest variety of repatriated Indians are from Kerala (9,62,306), adopted by Delhi (8,35,093), Maharashtra (3,80,334) and Tamil Nadu (3,44,937). Uttar Pradesh (2,59,537), Telangana (2,22,274) and Karnataka (2,13,917) are the opposite states with multiple lakh repatriated Indians.