Employment in India: COVID-19 has a bad effect on rural India, the problem of employment is getting serious
There has been a steady decline in the economy since the outbreak of Kovid-19 infection in India. Lakhs of people got unemployed and returned from the cities back to their home villages. At present, the situation is such that people suffering from poverty are arranging for their food by taking loans.
The economy of many countries is in serious condition due to the spread of corona epidemic in the world. Last year, the lockdown imposed to stop the epidemic made lakhs of people jobless. There is a similar situation in India as well. There has been a steady decline in the country's economy since the outbreak of Kovid-19 infection here. Lakhs of people got unemployed and returned back to their homes and villages. At present, the situation is such that people suffering from poverty are arranging for their food by taking loans.
Daily Income Problem
In India's most populous state, interviews with 75 families from eight villages revealed that their household income has declined by nearly 75 per cent. At the same time, about two-thirds of the households have taken loans. One of the families identified by the agency is that of Asha Devi, whose husband used to work as a laborer in a city in Punjab, but lost his job due to the lockdown and had to come back home and today the situation is that he has to return to his family. It is becoming difficult even to collect food for one time.
Government's arrangements are not enough
In a conversation with the agency, Asha told that the government of the country has promised free ration for the poor, but the ration is limited and not enough for the family. There are seven people in his family, he had mortgaged his land for twenty thousand rupees for the supply of food. With this money, she fulfilled her needs for 6 months, but now the money has run out and her husband is not getting employment anywhere. Her husband and many others who have lost their jobs, crowd around a brick kiln near their village every day in the hope of getting work. But they have to come back empty handed.
What is the opinion of economists
According to the country's economists, large debt and low income in rural areas will thwart any economic reforms generated by the government. At the same time, their personal savings and investments will also continue to be affected for a longer time than expected. India's GDP declined by a record 7.3% in the financial year ended March 31. The government has forecast a growth of 10.5 per cent for 2021-22, but a second wave of the pandemic dashed hopes. Due to which many economists have cut their forecasts.