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Chhattisgarh combats unemployment with the visionary schemes of its leaders and great administration

In a situation of crisis like this, where the entire nation is gripped by the unemployment crisis caused due to the economic slowdown amid Covid-19, Chhattisgarh on the other hand, has brought down its unemployment rate to 2 per cent in September 2020, which is much lower than the national unemployment rate of 6.8 per cent nationwide. The unemployment rate was recorded to be 7.9 per cent in urban areas and 6.3 per cent in rural areas in the country. According to the latest data on unemployment rate released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) on 16th October, the unemployment rate in Assam is 1.2 per cent followed by Chhattisgarh with 2 per cent, which is very less compared to developed states of the country.

The unemployment rate in Rajasthan stands at 15.3 per cent, 12.2 per cent in Delhi, 11.9 per cent in Bihar, 19.1 per cent in Haryana, 9.6 per cent in Punjab, 4.5 per cent in Maharashtra, 9.3 per cent in West Bengal, 4.2 per cent in Uttar Pradesh, 8.2 per cent in Jharkhand, 2.1 per cent in Odisha.

It comes as no shock, that the visionary decisions taken by the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr Bhupesh Baghel with a rapid increase in the agricultural sector and industrial activities in the state, is thereby increasing the employment opportunities in Chhattisgarh and reducing it to the lowest point.

Previously, the unemployment rate had come down from 14.4% in June to 9% in July. Decisions taken by the state government kept people in the state connected with economic activities even amid the Covid-19 period.