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Remittances to India likely to drop by 23% this year: World Bank

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    5th May, 2020

As per World Bank, remittances to India are likely to drop by 23 per cent from 83 billion US Dollars last year to 64 billion US Dollars this year due to the Corona virus pandemic, which has resulted in a global recession.

  • As per World Bank, remittances to India are likely to drop by 23 per cent from 83 billion US Dollars last year to 64 billion US Dollars this year due to the Corona virus pandemic, which has resulted in a global recession.
  • According to a World Bank report on the impact of the COVID-19 on migration and remittances, the remittances are projected to decline sharply.
  • The projected fall, which would be the sharpest decline in recent history, is largely due to a fall in the wages and employment of migrant workers, who tend to be more vulnerable to loss of employment and wages during an economic crisis in a host country.
  • Remittances are a vital source of income for developing countries, they help families afford food, health care and basic needs.

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