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Rajasthan Failing In Generating Jobs Through Industries

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 03, 2012

Generation of employment from the manufacturing sector in Rajasthan is below the national average and the state also performs poorly in industry development compared to its neighbouring states.

After the latest data released from the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on November 28 suggests that urban Harayana and Gujarat, both the neighboring states of Rajasthan have managed to be frontrunners in providing employment opportunities in industries.

NSSO reports reveals that only 186 people per thousand in urban Rajasthan are dependent on industry jobs against the national average of 242 persons per thousand. The contribution of manufacturing sector is only 6% of its gross domestic production.

Rajasthan also failed in reducing its dependency on service sector and generating employment through industries in urban areas. It noted that with tourism being among the main source of jobs, the services sector in Rajasthan is overwhelmingly the biggest source of employment.

The report also reveals that over-dependence on the services, mainly trade, hotels, restaurants, transport etc is not considered the best option for a country aspiring for growth combined with employment generation.

After the report, state government refused it totally and asserted that everything is being done to escalate industrial growth and job creation.

Urban unemployment remains a concern as according to Union ministry of labor, only 16 out of 1000 people in rural areas of Rajasthan are jobless whereas in urban areas, the same figure stands at 20. The manufacturing sector which provides jobs in volumes is restricted only to industrial parks at Neemrana, Bhiwadi and Alwar. The industry associations slammed government policies for slowing growth of employment generation industries.

src: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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