1.73 lakh workers from Kerala return after losing Gulf jobs: VS

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 1.73 lakh workers from Kerala have returned to their state after losing jobs in the Gulf from October 2008 to July 2009, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan has said.

Out of this, 37,000 persons lost employment due to global economic crisis, he said in a written reply in the assembly. The government had constituted a committee to work out a welfare scheme for the affected persons, he said.

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