Facts and Figures
Population (2020)
1.4 billion
Net Migration Rate (2021)
-0.2 migrants/ 1,000 population
Remittances (2021 estimate)
USD 89.4 billion
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2020)

India became an IOM Member State on 18 June 2008. Since then, IOM in India has implemented several projects in various areas, including counter-trafficking, labour migration, and migrant assistance.

In 2020, IOM India started working to promote and facilitate safe and orderly migration through the implementation of two mobility-related initiatives. With India ranking as the second-highest remittance-receiving country in the world, IOM plans to map and analyze the skills and competencies offered by the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) system and the Sector Skill Councils in India with those desired by employers in the Gulf countries, especially in the construction and hospitality sectors. The objective was to contribute towards increasing the employability of Indian labour migrants in the Gulf countries.

Working with the Ministry of External Affairs and with support from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, IOM aims to contribute to improved protection of women and men workers against labour exploitation in the apparel and home textile sectors' supply chains through sensitization and capacity-building of businesses, promotion of ethical recruitment and fair employment practices, and strengthening of sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration to prevent and mitigate risks of exploitation and enhance worker protection.

Contact Information

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

UNESCO Building, Ground Floor
1, San Martin Marg, Chanakya Puri
New Delhi 110021

Tel:    +91 11 24100026, +91 11 24100027
Email:    iomnewdelhi@iom.int