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Unemployment Rate in Chhattisgarh

  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 2 min read

Why in News

  • According to the report released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy on September 16, 2021, the unemployment rate in the state of Chhattisgarh is only half of the national rate. The unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh is 3.8 percent, while the national unemployment rate is 7.6 percent.

Key Points

  • According to the data, the unemployment rate is 6.5 percent in Andhra Pradesh, 13.6 in Bihar, 26.7 in Rajasthan, 6.3 in Tamil Nadu, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 6.2 in Uttarakhand, 11.6 in Delhi, 12.6 in Goa, 6.7 in Assam, 35.7 in Haryana, 13.6 in Jammu-Kashmir, 7.8 in Kerala, 6 in Punjab, 16 in Jharkhand and 7.4 percent in West Bengal.
  • The condition of Chhattisgarh state is many times better than the above states. This is the result of efficient management of the state government.
  • Chhattisgarh state is an agricultural state. 74 percent of the state's population resides in villages and the basis of its livelihood is agriculture and forest produce.
  • Under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the state government's continuous efforts to improve agriculture and rural economy has given momentum to the economy of the villages. Employment opportunities have also increased in the villages.
  • During the Corona transition period, along with conducting MGNREGA works in a better way, the system of paddy procurement, collection, procurement and processing of minor forest produce was also continued, which has provided continuous employment to the people in the villages.
  • Chhattisgarh government's Suraji Gaon Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana have also helped in keeping the economy dynamic in rural areas.
  • Through the above schemes and programs of the government, direct help was provided to the villagers, farmers, livestock farmers, MNREGA workers, forest produce collectors. As a result, the flow of money in the market remained stable, which has helped in controlling the unemployment rate in the state.
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