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“ The New Employment Guarantee Scheme – A Radical Deal for India’s Poor”


  • Dr. A.P. Pandey

    (Deptt of Economics Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India)


The problem of unemployment that exist in India today is the cumulative result of number of factors, namely Lopsided inadequate industrial development before independence, the rapid growth of population after 1921, the decay of small scale and cottage industries leading to greater pressure on land , the low level of investment resulting I lack of in expansion of the secondary and tertiary sectors of the Economy etc. Unemployment can be removed by raising level of investment in the Indian Economy and accelerating the process of industrialization planning should also be employment oriented. Over and above without controlling the population the unemployment will continue. The key to job guarantee legislation lies in the world guarantee;. India abounds in scheme for the poor- all two often instruments for the state to display its munificence whenever political expediency demands it.

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  • Dr. A.P. Pandey, 2005. "“ The New Employment Guarantee Scheme – A Radical Deal for India’s Poor”," General Economics and Teaching 0511003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0511003
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    unemployemnt; job guarantee;

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