A Simmering Unemployment Crisis in India -Shaguna Kanwar
Amongst all the criticism, the Centre has been tight-lipped about employment data post demonetisation.
The issue of ‘unemployment’ is being widely discussed across India. The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data for 2017–2018 says that the unemployment rate hit 6.1%, the highest in 45 years. Even the opposition has intensified its criticism of the present government, which had promised to create 2 crore jobs each year.
In a recent interview, in response to questions on India’s unemployment crisis, Union minister for road transport and highways and shipping and water resources, Nitin Gadkari, said, “Unemployment is not a problem created by BJP in the last five years” and that the current government has taken many steps to create new jobs in the country.
Although the government claims that employment generation and improving employability are its priority, data from the Ministry of Labour and Employment presented at the winter session of the Parliamentary in 2018 reveals a different story.
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TheWire.in, 18 May, 2019, https://thewire.in/labour/unemployment-crisis-bjp-jobs
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