Welcome to Norka


Non Resident Keralites’ Affairs Department, Government of Kerala is mandated to redress the grievances and safeguard the rights of Keralites’ residing/working outside Kerala within India and outside India. Established in 1996, NORKA has been playing a vital role in the lives of NRKs by extending all sorts of support and assistance in every possible means.

Norka Roots

NORKA ROOTS, set up in 2002, is the field agency of NORKA Department. It acts as a nodal agency for all matters relating to the Non-Resident Keralites’ and the mission is to establish a robust and vibrant institutional framework to facilitate and support Government of Kerala  in addressing the NRKs’ grievances, safeguarding their rights, rehabilitating the return emigrants, enabling them to invest in and benefit from the opportunities in Kerala.

NORKA-ROOTS at a Glance


1. CERTIFICATE ATTESTATION NORKA ROOTS is the only authorized Government of India agency in the State to undertake attestation of educational...

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1. NRK ID card/Pravasi ID card FEATURES Introduced in August 2008 to serve as an identity card for the emigrants from Kerala...

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1. Santhwana NORKA Minister’s Distress Relief Fund for Return Emigrants (REM) Extends the following assistances: Death compensation– Rs.100,000/-...

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1. NORKA Department Project for Return Emigrants (NDPREM) The project envisages:- To enable them to become an entrepreneur on a modest scale by giving...

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1. Pravasi Legal Aid Cell (PLAC) The scheme envisages providing necessary legal assistance and support to Keralites who are imprisoned abroad...

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1. Pre-departure Orientation Programme Integrated Training Programme are conducted regularly with the purpose to create awareness among...

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Loka Kerala Sabha is conceived to discuss the issues concerning the Non Resident Keralites (NRKs). The maiden edition of Loka Kerala Sabha is scheduled to be held in January 2018 in which legislators and parliamentarians from the State and representatives of Malayali expatriates in other Indian States and abroad will participate and engage in discussions.

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Latest News


Kerala moots NRK pension scheme

Kerala moots NRK pension scheme The state government has initiated steps to formulate a scheme for pension as well as jobs for the dependents of NRKs who die while in service. A high-level committee headed by NORKA principal secretary has been constituted to formulate a scheme by getting opinions of experts in various sectors. The

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Kerala to raise Rs 10,000 crore from non-resident Keralites to fund two highways

Kerala to raise Rs 10,000 crore from non-resident Keralites to fund two highways The Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Front government in Kerala is tapping the cash-rich expats from the state to mop up Rs 10,000 crore to finance major infrastructure projects by launching an NRK bond called ‘Pravasi Chitti’ (chits for the expats). The chits will

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