Qatar Chapter

Human habitation of the Qatar Peninsula, with just 4,468 square miles of total area and 350 miles long coastline, dates as far back as 50,000 years back, when small groups of Stone Age inhabitants built coastal encampments, settlements, and sites for working flint, according to archaeological evidences. Qatar, one of the richest economies in the world based on GDP per capita income, holds a critical spot as far as geopolitics is concerned. Qatar, with its economy driven by exploitation of natural

gas and petroleum resources, is home to a sizeable Indian population, many with Bihari roots. The BEA is mobilizing its resources for the benefit of Bihar and Biharis.