India losing 550 jobs per day


Dear Madam,
Your editorial, “Job drought” (NP, March 13, 2018) has rightly raised concerns about our jobless growth. A paradigm shift in the strategy on jobs is indeed a crying need of the hour as India is fighting shy of job creation. According to recent Labour Bureau data, India has been losing 550 jobs per day. Instead of protecting labour intensive sectors like farming, unorganised retail, micro and small enterprises that mainly contribute to current livelihoods in our country, we are going gaga over capital intensive technology forgetting our basic needs.
Sujit De, Kolkata