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Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
08-December-2010 13:59 IST
Creating more Jobs in Rural and Urban Areas

        As per the Report on employment and unemployment survey (2009-10) brought out by Labour Bureau, unemployment rate on usual principal status basis was estimated at 10.1 per cent for rural areas and 7.3 per cent for urban areas during 2009-10.  Details of unemployment rates as per Labour Bureau Report are as under:

 

Sector

Unemployment Rates (as % of labour force)

Male

Female

Person

Rural

8.7

14.8

10.1

Urban

5.9

13.8

7.3

Rural +Urban

8.0

14.6

9.4

      

       Eleventh plan aims at creating 58 million additional employment opportunities both in rural and urban areas through normal growth process and by  implementing various employment generation schemes, such as, Swarana Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY); Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP); Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana(SGSY) and Mahatma Gandhi

 

       National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) besides entrepreneurial development programmes run by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. In order to increase employability amongst the youth, a comprehensive Skill Development Programme with wide coverage throughout the country has been initiated by the Government under the Eleventh Five Year Plan.  The coordinated Action Plan for Skill Development has a target of 500 million skilled persons by the year 2022, and all concerned Ministries and Departments have been mandated to undertake skill development programmes accordingly.  Further, a Mission Mode Project under National e-Governance Plan has also been taken up for modernization of Employment Exchanges. Under the project, a national web portal is proposed to be developed to work like a virtual job market.  This will contain all the data regarding availability of skilled persons on the one hand and requirement of skilled persons by the industry on the other.  It will thus help youth in getting suitable placement and enable industry to procure required skills on real time basis.

 

          The Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge  gave this information in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

YSK: PM