Q. 23

How can unemployment in rural areas be minimized?

Answer :

Unemployment is a major drawback of any country, it has a tendency to pull back development. The rural regions are especially affected by unemployment that gives boost activities that are against human development.

The unemployment in rural regions could be minimized by :


1. Both the organized and un-organized sectors must adopt labor-intensive technology if sufficient employment opportunities are to be generated in both the rural and urban sectors of the economy.


2. Increasing investment in agriculture: an important reason for the slow growth of employment in agriculture and rural sector has also been a shortfall in investment or capital formation in agriculture.


3. Generating employment in a subsidiary alliance of agriculture: For the rapid growth of employment opportunities in agriculture and related sectors and agro-processing industries, investment in infrastructure including irrigation, rural roads, power supply, and development of agricultural markets are required.


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