Unemployment is the worst problem India will face in the present decade.

THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: “Unemployment is the worst problem that the country will face in the present decade.” What do you think? If so, any suggestions to counter the above?

Unemployment happens when a person who is educated and is in need of employment but is unable to find work. Unemployment is a curse for any country and its economy. It is not only a financial issue but also a psychological issue, especially for young people. The solution according to me is starting one’s own business. Rather than searching for employment, create employment.
Dhwani K. Thacker (18)
KDM College, Nagpur

In view of the current pandemic situation of Covid-19, we can be sure that the coming few months will be really tough times. As soon as the current situation gets better, there will be several people, left without any job. People should make apt use of the quarantine situation and try to learn more to increase their technical, administrative skills, etc. There are many jobs which can be managed from home which means working from home, in this way securing many jobs without having to travel.
Senjuti Saibal Bhattacharya (19)
A. C. Patil College of Engineering, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

The third decade of this 21st century was all set to dawn on the aspirations of many. But with the Indian GDP declining at a constant pace and a pandemic affecting the economy, those expectations seem flattened, especially with regard to employment. I think the most viable solution to this can be broadening our prospects as there are a lot of career choices today. A change in the mindset of employment seekers is a must.
Diya Vinod Surjuse (16)
Wardha

Job crisis is one of the most critical problems many countries are facing today, with lot of negative consequences for the unemployed youngsters and for the society. Unemployment is the result of increased population, rapid technological change, low education level, gender discrimination, and quota system. The government should create job fields in every sector and retirement age should be brought down that the older generation can be replaced by young graduates.
Nianonika (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

In India, the rate of unemployment is growing day by day. It is the worst problem that the country is facing today and as a result, many young people get into drug addiction. Many young people are also going abroad for employment. The government should create more job opportunities and also encourage small scale industries in order to get rid of unemployment.
Gursheel Kaur (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Unemployment in India is a complex problem with numerous overlapping and intertwined causes. As the population is increasing each passing day the number of unemployed people is also increasing side by side. The crucial factors of present and future unemployment are prevailing caste system, slow industrial growth, and loss of small scale/cottage industries. Due to unemployment many people are homeless, illiterate and are forced to live on streets. There are not enough jobs so people are unable to break the cycle of poverty.
Namya Malhotra (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

I believe that in the coming decade India will face the problem of unemployment, in a big way, because of technological advances such as artificial intelligence and automation. Unemployment may lead to an increase in poverty, hunger, and social-stress which will further increase criminal activities. In such a scenario, the government should implement policies aimed at improving the reach and efficiency of education while simultaneously implementing policies that will boost the economy. The combined effect of these will create jobs and skilled labour force.
Meera Arora (12)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the employment rates to a great extent. The worst hit has been to the workers who earned daily. The developed country like USA had to suspend immigration for 60 days to protect the jobs of their citizens. So, a developing country like India would suffer even more. India’s unemployment rate in October 2019 was 6.5% which is a lot. Due to the lockdown, the earnings have almost come to a halt because of which many more people have lost their jobs.
Charanpreet Kaur (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

With an increase in population and automatic machines, the demand for human resources is declining. Unemployment also depends on the traditions and also on the region a person comes from. Will an educationally qualified person accept a job which offers him or her less remuneration? Contrarily, if proper measures are taken by the government, the country will never see the rising and ugly face of unemployment.
Sargun Saini (16)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Due to lack of employment opportunities, many young people are going abroad which is a huge loss of human resource for India. The rate of poverty too will increase, and people in their eagerness to earn money may resort to wrong means, which would, ultimately, affect the development of the country.
Anahit Sandhu (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Unemployment cannot be solved by providing same kind of occupation to a large number of people. Employment comes through technical education. The most important thing is that we should have freedom of thoughts. This is not that easy as it sounds, everyone likes to have this freedom for himself, but is not ready to give it to others when they express different opinions.
Bhumika Sharma (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Due to unemployment country’s human resource is being wasted. To overcome this, the government should introduce certain measures like encouraging agriculture-based industries in rural areas so that the rural candidates don’t migrate to urban areas for employment. If the problem of unemployment is tackled then India will become a better place to live in.
Disha Vig (16)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Here are some suggestions to counter unemployment in the country. (1) In agricultural based rural areas, industries can be developed to stop the migration to urban areas.
(2) Cottage industries can be developed in rural remote areas.
(3) Rapid industrialization should be created.
(4) Job-oriented education system should be introduced in schools and colleges.
(5) More foreign companies should be allowed to come in our country to generate employment opportunities.
(7) Employment fairs should be organized by Government and private agencies in many places in the country.
(8) Employment exchanges in states must function according to current needs of society.
Sargun Kaur (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

As population is growing rapidly, there is also demand for more jobs. When they don’t succeed many resort to stealing or taking drugs. Some even commit suicide, thinking their last hope is also gone. We can surely solve this problem by increasing the economic growth and industrial progress.
Priya Kamal (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

The problem of unemployment is very severe in India. The government cannot be expected to create requisite jobs and to meet the requirement. Education is a strong tool for getting jobs and to undertake self-employment, as all educated youth cannot get jobs. COVID-19 has got the industry stalled for the time being but it has also created new techniques and opened up new avenues for employment. We should be job creators with dedication to eliminate unemployment.
Prathna Pruthi
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

As government is extending the lockdown period, unemployment will be a major issue, resulting in poverty, political instability, mental health, increase in crimes and also exploitation of labour. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has warned about falling employment rate by 21.1% in April. To save the situation, government can take up measures like encouraging more people to work from home, levying no taxes/fee for lower end workers, giving tax relaxation to businesses, adapting a balanced policy, etc., to boost the economy and save the country from further crisis.
Ipsa Verma (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar