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Huge demand from non-resident Keralites wanting to return home

Norka-Roots, the official body of diaspora, has started the registration facility through www.norkaroots.org due to the situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic, on April 26.

Published: 27th April 2020 10:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th April 2020 01:28 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 1.6 lakh non-resident Keralites have expressed their willingness to return to the state by registering themselves in less than 24 hours after the government started an online registration facility.

The demand is more from United Arab Emirates and other Middle East countries. Norka-Roots, the official body of diaspora, has started the registration facility through www.norkaroots.org due to the situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic, on April 26.

"There is a good response to the government's initiative. We have made adequate arrangement to ramp up the server to accommodate the traffic." said an officer of Norka-Roots.

It is expected that around 3-5 lakh non-resident Keralites are expected to use the facility. The list of those registered would be handed over to the Central government to facilitate their safe return. The elderly, patients not due to Covid-19, children, pregnant women will get preference. The state government has already written to the Prime Minister for operating special flights for Keralites stuck abroad.The government has made elaborate arrangement to quarantine people returning.

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  • Suresh k

    when will Central Govt and Modi come out with clarity on the evacuation flights from Middle east? Lots of people are stranded here and struggling with livelihood. The Central Govt seems least bothered. All countries incl Pakistan
    1 month ago reply
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