Watch What These Indians Doing In Canada

It is an open secret in Punjab that rural families are risking it all to procure a study visa for their children to go overseas. Farmers are selling livestock to buy air tickets and disposing off farm machinery to secure expensive foreign education for their sons and daughters. The result is growing indebtedness as families sell their gold for cash. They are sliding socially and economically, as they pawn their land to pay for visas and student fees.

Study visas have become a favoured route for emigration among youngsters and their parents in Punjab’s cotton-growing Malwa belt, but the trend has caught up all over the state. In response to the surge in applicants for student visas from Punjab, and to curb the associated problems, countries are erecting entry barriers. The higher the price of a study visa gets, the more indebtedness in the region.

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