“After living for seven years in Greece, I returned to India with the help of IOM’s Reintegration Assistance programme in 2017.
Now I live in the Jalandhar district and have set up my own dairy farm. I purchased two buffaloes that stay in a small shack outside of my house and produce 45 litres of milk per month. This earns me around INR 9,000 – 10,000 a month, which is a good source of income for my family. I also help my father with his agricultural activities, and I am planning to save money in order to expand my dairy farm business. I am very grateful to IOM for helping me implement my business plan.’’
Reintegration is a process that enables returnee migrants to participate in the social, cultural, economic and political life of his or her country of origin again.
The programme "The implementation of Assisted Voluntary Returns, including Reintegration measures” (AVRR) is co-funded at 75 per cent by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union (AMIF) and 25 per cent by the Hellenic Ministry of Interior.