To combat rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed all the ministries and departments of the government to create 10 lakh jobs within the next one and a half years.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) gave this information while issuing a statement today. The PMO said that the Prime Minister has given these instructions after reviewing the human resource (posts) in all departments and ministries.
All departments have been asked to do this on mission mode.
More than 60 lakh government posts are lying vacant across the country
This instruction has been given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time when unemployment remains the most burning and urgent issue of the country.
The opposition is constantly targeting the central government in the matter, although the situation is not good even in the states ruled by the opposition parties.
According to reports, 60 lakh government posts are lying vacant across the country. Of these, 30 lakh posts are in the Central Government and the remaining 30 lakh are in the departments of the State Governments.
Unemployment rate was 7.83 percent in April
Talking about the figures, the unemployment rate in the country increased to 7.83 percent in April, while in March this rate was 7.60 percent. These figures were revealed in the report released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
Talking about the states, unemployment is highest in Haryana. Here the unemployment rate is at 34.5 percent, that is, the third youth is unemployed. It ranks second with an unemployment rate of 28.5 percent.
Unemployment rate decreased in villages if increased in cities
The CMIE report said that the urban unemployment rate in the country rose to 9.22 per cent in April, from 8.28 per cent in the month of March. In such a situation, the unemployment rate in urban areas has increased by 0.94 percent.
In contrast, there has been a decline in the rural unemployment rate. The rural unemployment rate stood at 7.29 percent in March, falling by 0.11 percent in April to 7.18 percent.
What is the reason for rising unemployment rate?
According to CMIE, economists say the slow pace of economic recovery amid sluggish domestic demand and rising prices has affected employment opportunities. Due to this people could not get employment.
Unemployment has also increased due to demonetisation and the corona virus epidemic. Non-filling of vacant posts of governments is also one of the reasons for increasing unemployment.
Experts have feared an explosive situation if unemployment is not controlled.