In order to help the returned NRKs to find a reasonable steady income for their livelihood, Government have started the rehabilitation package called NDPREM (Norka Department Project for Returned Emigrants). Under this scheme NORKA ROOTS entered into MoUs with major banks namely State Bank of India, South Indian Bank and Union Bank. Presently Kerala State Backward Classes Development Corporation and Kerala State Pravasi Welfare Development – Co-operative Society [PRAVASIS Ltd.] have signed MOU and are associating with the project.
The Non Resident Keralites Affairs abbreviated as NORKA is a department of the Government of Kerala formed on 6 December 1996 to redress the grievances of Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs). It is the first of its kind formed in any Indian state.The department was formed in an attempt to strengthen the relationship between the NRks and the Government of Kerala and to institutionalise the administrative framework. The field agency of NORKA is known as the NORKA Roots, which was set up in 2002 to act as an interface between the NRKs and the Kerala Government. It also acts as a forum for addressing the NRKs problem, safeguarding their rights and rehabilitating the returnees.
When the 1996 live-action film 101 Dalmatians was made based on Walt Disney’s animated 1961 movie, it had too many limitations. But in 2016 when ‘The Jungle Book’ won an Oscar in the Best Visual Effects category, no one was actually surprised. Disney managed to create a virtual magic that made a jungle full of animals talk.Seeing real people, real snow, and real fire makes it easier for the audience to make themselves comfortable with the story. And the more relatable a film is, the better chances it has to be a box-office success.
Adapting an animated movie to a live-action movie is however a tough job. Right from the scripting, a lot of things has to be thought through. Disney has gone to the length of making major changes with regards to the characters. While Maleficent was a villain in the animated version, she became a good one in its live-action counterpart.