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9) Employment generation has been the core of India’s policy making in recent years and a number of initiatives have been taken by the government in this regard. DIscuss in the light of 2018 budget proposals.

TopicIndian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

9) Employment generation has been the core of India’s policy making in recent years and a number of initiatives have been taken by the government in this regard. DIscuss in the light of 2018 budget proposals. (250 Words)

Yojana Magazine, March 2018

Why this question

A recent world bank report indicated that over 30% of Indian population aged between 15 and 29 years are not in education, employment and training. This makes creating jobs in India a critical factor for ensuring a robust, inclusive development. This question is related to GS-3 syllabus; Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to discuss the initiatives taken by the government to generate employment. We have to lay special emphasis on 2018 budget proposals and discuss how they aim to generate employment.

Directive word

Discuss- the question wants a detailed account of various initiatives taken by the government, particularly in 2018 budget.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- in the introduction part of the answer, highlight the status of unemployment in India by citing various reports/ surveys etc.

Body- Discuss in points about the initiatives taken by the government. You should write about the 2018 budget proposals  in detail while other initiatives can be discussed briefly.

Conclusion- In the conclusion, mention (highlight) in 1-2 lines,  the importance of generating employment for a huge workforce in India.