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Guaranteeing urban jobs

There is an urgent need to strengthen urban local bodies and re-imagine their functions as drivers of job creation, skill-building and ecologically sustainable development

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Jobs  |  Survey  |  Hiring

Rajendran Narayanan Amit Basole & Mathew Idiculla 



Employment, jobs, firms

Last year, more than 20 million people had applied for just 100,000 in . This desperation for was further revealed through the leaked Periodic Labour Force data, according to which India is witnessing its worst unemployment crisis in the last 45 years, with open unemployment of around 20 per cent among the higher educated. In addition to massive agrarian distress, we are also confronted with a shortage of dignified opportunities in Indian towns and cities. A large section of the urban workforce is informal and is hence exposed to a variety of risks and vulnerabilities.

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First Published: Sat, March 30 2019. 20:47 IST

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