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As India becomes wealthier, more Indians leave its shores

Updated : November 21, 2018 03:56 PM IST

An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for international migrants globally, up from seven million in 1990 and a 143 percent increase, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs.
Over the same period, India's per capita income increased by 522 percent (from $1,134 to $7,055), providing more people the means to travel abroad in search of employment opportunities they were not finding at home.
As India becomes wealthier, more Indians leave its shores
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