Chhattisgarh’s unemployment rate drops to 0.6 per cent in March, lowest so far

Chhattisgarh's unemployment rate drops to 0.6 per cent in March, lowest so far

According to the latest
data released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the
unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh has fallen to 0.6 per cent in March, which is
the lowest so far. Chhattisgarh ranks first in the country with the lowest
unemployment rate. Meanwhile, in March, India’s unemployment rate stood at 7.5
per cent.

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Chhattisgarh’s economy
is scaling new heights of growth and progress with the effective implementation
of Chhattisgarh Model of development Under the leadership of chief minister Bhupesh
Baghel. According to the data, Chhattisgarh tops the states with the lowest
unemployment rate in the country with 0.6 per cent. The State Government has
undertaken several steps and formulated new policies for generating employment
opportunities especially for the youth, resulting in constant decline in the
unemployment rate. According to the data released by CMIE as on 2 April 2022,
Haryana  has the highest unemployment
rate at 26.7 per cent, followed by Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir at 25 per
cent each, Jharkhand at 14.5 per cent, Bihar at 14.4 per cent, Tripura at 14.1
per cent, and Himachal Pradesh at 12.1 per cent.

The Chhattisgarh
government adopted a new model of development three years ago in line with
Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of ‘Gram Swaraj’, with a goal of inclusive development
of the state. Under this model, schemes and programmes like Suraji Gaon Yojana,
Narva-Garva-Ghurva-Bari programme, Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay
Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana,
establishment of Rural Industrial Parks, procurement of collection and value
addition of Minor Forest Produce are being implemented for boosting rural
economy. New employment opportunities are being created in rural areas with the
effective implementation of these schemes which are giving impetus to the
holistic development of the state.

Even during the first
and second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the economy of Chhattisgarh remained
untouched by the nationwide economic slowdown. Even then the unemployment rate
in Chhattisgarh remained completely under control. The State Government has
formed “Chhattisgarh Employment Mission” with an aim to create around
15 lakh new employment opportunities in the coming five years.

According to the latest
report, India’s unemployment rate stood at 7.5 per cent. The urban unemployment
rate stood at 8.5 per cent while the rural unemployment rate at 7.1 per cent.

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