India received $235 bn in remittances in three-and-a-half years

India received a whopping $235 billion in remittances in the last three-and-a-half years, as per government data.

In 2013-14, India received $69.64 billion in remittances, while the figure in 2014-15 was $69.82 billion and $65.60 billion in 2015-16.

The volume of remittances in the first six months of the current fiscal was $30.43 billion.

The figure of overseas Indians is 3.08 crores spread over 208 countries.

Indians in the U S are estimated at 44.6 lakh which includes 12.80 lakh NRIs and 31.80 lakh Persons of Indian Origin.

A total of 1.65 lakh Indian students were studying in the US in 2015-16 while a total of 18,320 Indian students were enrolled in educational institutions in the UK in 2014-15.