Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Jobs in India

Where are the jobs? by Devinder Sharma:
"The question that crops up is where the 140 million who quit agriculture, and the 53 million who were shunted out of the manufacturing sector, finally go to? The only plausible answer is they joined the ever-growing army of daily wage workers in the cities or became landless farm workers.  "
How many in India are landless? by Roshan Kishore:
"In his speech, Jaitley said the landless will get employment in India’s industrial corridors after modifications in the land acquisition law.
“I want to make a special mention of poor, dalits, tribals, backwards, those who are landless,” said Jaitley. “The land acquisition bill we are bringing, as per that, the industrial corridors which would be set up in the country, those backward people, the 300 million landless people would get employment opportunities.”
It looks like a tall order. It will take nothing short of a miracle to generate 300 million factory jobs in the proposed industrial corridors, going by India’s recent industrial history.
The country’s total workforce in 2012 was 473 million, about half of whom were employed in agriculture... industry’s share in employment increased by only 1.7 percentage points between 1999-2000 and 2011-12. There were roughly 64 million industrial workers in 2011-12, who accounted for 13.6% of the workforce..."

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