construction scheduling Month after month, economic reports have revealed a bleak picture of the state of employment in India. While many economists do agree that India is on a growth trajectory, they remain perplexed about the lack of growth in jobs. March’s for foreign trade reveals that labour intensive exports have shrunk yet again, widening the balance between import and export while also affecting job growth in these sectors. The woes of the IT sector, which had been the leading creator of high productivity jobs for the last decade, continues impacting overall consumption and having a domino effect on the economy. In this context, many have attempted to explain or even provide solutions to this contradiction in the Indian economy construction scheduling
One such attempt is a two-part series in Livemint by Parmit Bhattacharya that analyses the trends in job creation over a decade and a half, arguing that while farm jobs have definitely decreased with a more or less commensurate increase in non-farm employment, the bulk of non-farm employment has come from a few sectors, especially construction. Listing the and the relative productivity of labour in these sectors, he observes that jobs have been generated in the lower end of the productivity spectrum construction scheduling.
Comparing this with other Asian countries which went through structural transformation on the back of the manufacturing sector, he flags the ‘paucity of skilled jobs’ and ‘taxation policy that promotes capital-intensive manufacturing’ as possible causes. In the he discusses at length the issue of ‘employability’ stating that managers find it difficult to find ‘employable’ workers. Observing the failure of the ‘Skill India’ mission to deliver on quality jobs, he argues that it is essential to improve the overall educational standards of the workforce in order to improve vocational skills and employability.