Measures to Contain Unemployment
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
QUESTION NO 253
ANSWERED ON 12.12.2018
Measures to contain unemployment
Shri Anubhav Mohanty
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that about 12 million people enter the labour market on an annual basis;
(b) whether the mismatch between the job seekers and the jobs created is due to the subdued performance of the core sectors like the power and the infrastructure in the country; and
(c) what measures Government would take to boost the core sectors like the power and the infrastructure so that the mismatch between the job seekers and the jobs created is minimised and unemployment is contained to some extent?
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a): As per the results of available labour force surveys on Employment-Unemployment conducted by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) for persons aged 15 years & above based on Usual Principal & Subsidiary Status (UPSS) basis in the country during 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2015-16 was 53.1%, 55.6% and 52.4% respectively.
(b) & (c): Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment has been conducting Quarterly Quick Employment Surveys in eight sectors namely Manufacturing, Construction, Trade, Transport, Accomodation and Restaurant, IT/BPO, Education and Health. The job growth in these 8 sectors from July 2016 to October 2017 is given at Annex.
Overall growth of the infrastructure industries is interplay of many factors such as capacity utilisation, investment cycle, seasonal factors, policy interventions, domestic and global growth outlook etc. The Government is continuously taking steps to boost industrial growth including infrastructure sector which inter alia, includes putting in place a policy framework to create conducive business environment, strengthening infrastructure network and ensuring availability of required inputs. The emphasis has been on simplification and rationalization of the existing rules and introduction of information technology to make governance more efficient and effective.
Source: RAJYA SABHA