Indian Population in Nepal 2021
India has the largest diaspora in the world & as per the Ministry of External Affairs, there are 3.2 Crores or 32 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) residing outside India.
As per the Ministry of External Affairs report, there are 600,000 (6 Lakhs) Indians (NRIs) residing in Nepal.
Source: MEA report about overseas Indian population.
Indians in Nepal 2021
Around 6,00,000 Indians are living/domiciled in Nepal. These include businessmen and traders who have been living in Nepal for a long time, professionals (doctors, engineers, IT personnel), and labourers (including seasonal/migratory in the construction sector).
The Marwadi people are the majority of the top businesses of Nepal. There are also a few Punjabis and Bengalis in major cities of Nepal. Plenty of Muslims has also immigrated from India to Nepal. In 2001, it was estimated that around 4 million Indians had migrated to Nepal over the previous 35 to 40 years
Regions with significant populations
- Terai region
Religion of Indian population in Nepal
Indians in Nepan are represented mainly by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains & Muslims, and Christians. Majority Population is of Hindus & others are in smaller numbers.