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India: hundreds workers from Saudi Arabia to return

(AGI) - New Delhi, Aug 1 - Hundreds of Indian workers who were starving in Saudi...

India: hundreds workers from Saudi Arabia to return
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(AGI) - New Delhi, Aug 1 - Hundreds of Indian workers who were starving in Saudi Arabia have received food from Indian government. Indian foreign ministry few days back had received information about some 10,000 Indian workers, who were without job, food and pay in Jeddah. Indian government set up food-distribution centers near labor camps and distributed food material to workers. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said, "We will not allow any Indian worker to go without food." A team of officials was also dispatched to Saudi Arabia to see the situation. Those stranded in Saudi Arabia informed that they have not received salaries for many months. The government is preparing a plan to evacuate Indian workers facing an uncertain future in Saudi Arabia after oil prices plunged and many of them were laid off. The government is in talks with Saudi ministry so that these workers should receive their pending salaries before they are being brought to India. Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh would travel to Saudi Arabia in a few days to bring back Indian workers. About 3 million Indians live and work in Saudi Arabia. (AGI) .