Job creation remains a work in progress in four poll-bound states

A full-time 'government job', but job creation remains a work in progress in poll-bound states, in particular


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Shiva Rajora
Even as elections for the four major state Assemblies draw nearer, job creation is poised to emerge as a pivotal electoral issue in the states of Madhya Pradesh (MP), Telangana, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

Earlier this year, the government led by Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan rekindled the employment debate by passing The Rajasthan Minimum Guaranteed Income Bill, 2023, which seeks to establish legislative support for urban employment guarantee schemes, akin to the national rural employment guarantee scheme implemented in rural areas.

In Telangana, the government initiated a programme in June offering Rs 1 lakh in financial assistance to those engaged in traditional occupations to stimulate fresh employment opportunities among the youth.

First Published: Sep 24 2023 | 7:45 PM IST

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