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Will export sector be the next job driver?

During the 2008-09 financial meltdown, the export sector witnessed large scale job loss

With a drastic fall of the Rupee, the export sector has turned out to be the only profit-making vertical of the economy that is expected to generate jobs in some of the labour-intensive segments such as textiles, leathers and handicrafts among others.    Exporters are not only offering higher wages, they are also providing several perks so as to retain the workforce, which is deserting them for better opportunities in schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).   During the 2008-09 financial meltdown, the export sector ...