Column : No jobs please, we’re Indian
India needs to create 200 million jobs in the next 15 years to reduce the high rate of unemployment (or under-employment). Many of these jobs have to be in the manufacturing sector in order to absorb the migration of lower skilled people coming out of the agriculture sector. As a developing country, job creation is the only sustainable route to improving the well-being of the citizens and should be our top-most national priority. However, in India, new jobs created or lost are neither tracked closely nor make the headlines of our national media. Politicians perhaps do not believe they lose or win their elections on this score. That is why no one seriously questions why we have jobless growth, or why jobs that are getting created are mostly in the unorganised sector or for
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