NRI community contributes 6% to UK's GDP

An Early Day motion was moved in the UK House of Commons by Labour MP Keith Vaz, to applaud the success of the recently concluded regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas meeting that was also attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj The Motion stated that "this House applauds the success of the Conference which discussed the role of the Indian diaspora in Europe. The resolution notes that the Indian diaspora is the largest ethnic minority group in the UK, making up 2.5 percent of the population, and further notes that despite this it contributes over 6 percent of the UK's GDP". The resolution called for further recognition of the contribution the Indian diaspora makes to the UK economy and culture, and congratulates the Indian High Commissioner to London, Ranjan Mathai on the success of the important initiative.