RAMPANT IN RURAL INDIA
Even though Rural India
contributes to about half of the
In 1970-71 to 2011-12, rural output
increased almost seven times. However, the
employment growth rate in rural areas declined.
LOW WAGES, STRESS OF MANUAL WORK
AND IRREGULAR EMPLOYMENT
These were the reasons the rural labour
force moved out of agriculture.
Female workers, especially, stepped back from
agriculture work in large numbers.
The rural labour force tried to make a shift away
from agriculture, but did not find employment in
the non-farm sectors either.
THE RURAL WORKFORCE DOES NOT HAVE
SKILLS AND TECHNICAL TRAINING
The manufacturing and service sector have failed to
generate rural jobs, despite high growth in output
because the rural workforce is not trained to cater
to jobs in these sectors.