Jammu, June 09 (KMS): The tall claims by Narendra Modi-led Indian government of providing economic stability to Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have dashed to the ground as the employment rate in the territory has plummeted since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.
This was revealed by the sustainable development goals (SDG) index released by Niti Aayog, a public policy think tank of the Indian Government.
The index pointed out that the unemployment rate has risen from 5.4 percent in the year 2019 to 5.6 percent in 2021, which reflects the policies adopted by New Delhi after bi-furcating IIOJK into two Union Territories (UTs) have not yet given desired results.
The index quoting data from the employment department, stated that Jammu and Kashmir had 82,395 registered unemployed educated and uneducated youth, apart from around two lakh unorganized workers and 55,000 youth registered under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan scheme. The department said the number of unemployed youth could be much higher as the process of registration with the employment department was voluntary and not mandatory.