More than seven million Indians currently live and work in the oil-rich Gulf nations. The vast majority of them are in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait while the others are spread across Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar. Unfortunately for them (and their families), foreign lands have not ensured a brighter future. A recent IndiaSpend analysis has highlighted some rather dark and gloomy drawbacks associated with working in the Gulf region.
If Maharashtra were an independent country, its $286.50 billion GDP would make it the 38th largest economy in the world. That's slightly higher than Egypt's GDP of $286 billion and much higher than $250 billion of Pakistan.