HYDERABAD: A six-member Telangana delegation visited the offices of NORKA-Roots and Pravasi Welfare Board in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on April 8 to study the programs being implemented by the government for the welfare of the Gulf workers in the state. Ajith Kolassery, Recruitment Manager of NORKA-Roots, explained their activities to the visit team. Harikrishnan Namboothiri, CEO of NORKA-Roots also briefed the delegation. The team also had a meeting with P.T. Kunhi Muhammad, Chairman of Pravasi Welfare Board and M. Radhakrishnan, CEO of the Board.
Representatives of the Center for Indian Migrant Studies (SIMS) in Kerala, Rafeek Ravuther, Akhil Shankar, Parvathy Devi and senior journalist Rejimon Kuttappan assisted and coordinated the visit.
The Telangana Gulf JAC team includes Guggilla Ravi Goud (Jagtial District), Swadesh Parkipandla (Nirmal District), Nangi Devender Reddy (Mahabubnagar District), Perugu Mallikarjun (Mancherial District), Jaligam Kumar Swamy (Siddipet District), Gangula Muralidhar Reddy (Sangareddy District).
The team of Telangana Gulf diaspora associations is visiting Kerala following the Telangana government’s announcement in the recent budget that the government would take steps for the welfare of Gulf workers in the coming days based on the study report given by a team of officials who visited Kerala last year.
“The visiting team will draft a study report based on the visit and submit it to the Telangana government on behalf of civil society for initiation of suitable measures in the state,” said, Guggilla Ravi Goud, Convener of Telangana Gulf JAC. He also said the team was trying to understand the best practices and Gulf migration management system in Kerala, Bheem Reddy Mandha, president of Emigrants Welfare Forum said in a statement.