The Telangana government has made significant allocations for the NRI affairs in the Budget, setting aside Rs 100 crore as against Rs 79.2 lakh last year. Based on the research and recommendations from non-residents of Telangana, this allocation would be useful for introduction of new development and welfare programmes for NRIs. The amount was likely to be used to address the needs and problems of people residing in Gulf countries. For the past few years, the government had taken up many initiatives for the welfare of non-residents of Telangana. According to a statement, prior to the formation of Telangana, the budget allocation was just Rs 5 crore.