Presence Of Kannadigas Up By 31 Per Cent In Northeast, Thanks To Bank And Academic Expansions, Says ProfessorFormer Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiling the ‘Naada Dwaja’ after a meeting of the flag committee members comprising experts and representatives of pro-Kannada organisations. (Image courtesy of twitter.com/INCKarnataka) 

Kannadigas’ presence in the northeast part of the country has increased by 31 per cent, thanks to the increasing presence of banks, universities and other businesses that are growing in recent years. Many of them are, however, said to be returning to Karnataka from Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh due to the growing availability of jobs back home.

In Jammu and Kashmir, there has been a 57 per cent increase in Kannadigas because of soldiers who hail from Karnataka. In the northeast, the number of Kannadigas increased from 4,255 to 5,605 and in J&K, the numbers went up to 6,953 from 4,418.

Times of India quoted Prof. A R Vasavi of National Institute for Advanced Studies as saying, “We could say that the increase in the northeast is largely because of the greater presence of the four Karnataka-based banks (Corporation, Canara, Syndicate and Vijaya) and also the number of people taking up positions in educational institutions. But no thorough study has been conducted on this.”

Several businesses are booming in Bengaluru and the outskirts. Hence, there has been a huge influx of residents coming back from other states.

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