- Employment opportunities in India will shrink by 7 million by 2050
- In the same period population would have grown by 600 million
As many as 550 jobs have disappeared every day in the last four years and if this trend continues, employment would shrink by 7 million by 2050 in the country, a government study has claimed.
As per the data released by Labour Bureau early 2016, India created only 1.35 lakh jobs in 2015 in comparison to 4.19 lakh in 2013 and 9 lakh in 2011, it said in a statement.
"A deeper analysis of the data reveals a rather scary picture. Instead of growing, livelihoods are being lost in India on a daily basis. As many as 550 jobs are lost in India every day (in last four year as per Labour Bureau data) which means that by 2050, jobs in India would get reduced by 7 million, while population would have grown by 600 million," the statement said.
The data clearly points to the fact that job creation in India is successively slowing down, which is very alarming, it pointed out. "This (rise in unemployment) is because sectors which are the largest contributor of jobs are worst-affected. Agriculture contributes to 50% of employment in India followed by SME sector which employs 40% of the workforce of the country," the statement said.
The organised sector actually only contributes a minuscule less than 1 percentage of employment in India. India has only about 30 million jobs in the organised sector and nearly 440 million in the unorganised sector.
According to the World Bank data, percentage of employment in agriculture out of total employment in India has come down to 50% in 2013 from 60% in 1994. It said that the labour intensity of small and medium enterprises is four times higher than that of large firms.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:57 PM IST