India needs a Jobs revolution to fulfill the Aspirations of the Youth

Published By : Admin | March 2, 2014 | 19:50 IST

"We are the youngest country with 65 percent of our population below 35 years of age. We are the world's largest democracy and we have a huge domestic market to feed. No country has such an opportunity as India to create jobs with human capital and abundant natural resource!"

- Narendra Modi

Today, India stands at a delicate yet deciding stage & the interventions done at this point of time will have a bearing on the future. However the demographic dividend, which can a boon for any country has been treated as a burden by the current UPA Government. If our nation has to progress, and if we wish to add wings to the aspirations of our youth, we need to create enough jobs to employ each & every youngster joining the work force.

A look at how the UPA Government fares in terms of job creation as compared to Atal ji led NDA Government as enough to realize the dismal performance of the UPA government on this front. While the NDA government created 6.07 crore jobs in 5 years of its rule, the UPA Government was able to create a paltry 1.54 crore jobs in 10 years of its rule.


Thus while the NDA Government created 1.2 crore jobs every year on an average, the UPA Government has managed to create just 15 lakh jobs each year. (the below image needs to reworked with average per year figures)

India needs a Jobs revolution

Experts &think-tanks across India & the world have repeated again & again stressed the scale & speed at which we need to create jobs. Even Sam Pitroda, an advisor to the Prime Minister said that we need to create 1.5 crore jobs annually. But sadly the UPA Government has floundered badly on this aspect.

A worrying aspect on this front is the abysmal growth in the manufacturing sector in India. Inspite of being home to a large amount of national resources & extremely skilled & hard-working manpower, the faulty policies of the UPA Government has brought manufacturing at a stand-still. Such policies of the UPA Government coupled with apathy towards agriculture have severely crippled the employment prospects of India’s youth.


One more testimony to the negligent attitude of the UPA Government towards generating employment opportunities is the lack of any initiative towards Skill Development.

In July 2008 they formed PM’s National Council on Skill Development + National Skill Development Coordination Board which was followed by no action For two and half years. In 2011 an advisor to PM was appointed for skill development. This was again followed by no action for two and half years. In 2013finally the Prime Minister passed the buck by forming a new National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) is formed which will subsume the earlier three offices.

While the Gujarat Government led by Shri Narendra Modi has carried out Skill Development initiatives in mission mode, UPA’s record on the same is pathetic to say the least.

Watch Shri Narendra Modi’s Vision for Skill Development:

On the other hand, Narendra Modi led Gujarat Government has repeatedly set an example when it comes to creating employment opportunities & providing employment. Recently a report from Goldman Sachs too noted that India would create a large number of jobs if it followed the Gujarat Model.

The fat that Gujarat has very low unemployment is a known fact, and it has been corroborated by a number of agencies. As per the NSS 68th Round All India Survey on Employment and Unemployment in India, published in June 2013 : Gujarat has the lowest unemployment rate in the country.


Even the “Report on Second Annual Employment & Unemployment Survey (2011-12)” published Labor Bureau in Chandigarh noted that: The unemployment rate is estimated to be 38 (per 1000 persons) at All India level while the unemployment rate is estimated to be 10 (per 1000 persons) in Gujarat, which is the lowest unemployment rate in the country.

Thus, now that we are facing a crisis on the job front, it is imperative that we make the right choices so that the youth get jobs & are able to dream & fulfil these dreams rather than languish in agony.

The options in front of us are clear, one leads us to a disaster with no jobs for our youth. The other option understands the importance of skill development & employment for the youth & has a proven a track record of performance on this front. That option is NARENDRA MODI.

So Abki Baar, Modi Sarkar.

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My YouTuber friends, today I am extremely happy to be here among you as a fellow YouTuber. I am also just like you, not any different. Since 15 years, I have also been connected to the country and the world through a YouTube channel. I also have subscribers in decent numbers.

I have been told that a big community of about 5,000 creators, aspiring creators is present here today. Some work on gaming, some educate on technology, some do food blogging, while some are travel bloggers or lifestyle influencers.

Friends, for years, I have been observing how your content impacts the people of our country. And we have an opportunity to make this impact even more effective. Together, we can bring transformation in the lives of a vast population in our country. Together, we can empower and strengthen many more individuals. Together, we can easily teach and make crores of people understand important matters. We can connect them with us.

Friends, although there are thousands of videos on my channel, the most satisfying for me has been when I talked to lakhs of students in our country through YouTube on subjects like exam stress, expectation management, productivity.

When I am amidst such a big creative community of the country, I feel like talking to you about some topics. These topics are connected with mass movement, the power of the people of the country is the basis for their success.

The first topic is cleanliness - Swachh Bharat became a big campaign in the last nine years. Everyone contributed to it, children brought an emotional power to it. Celebrities gave it heights, people in all corners of the country turned it into a mission and YouTubers like you made cleanliness more cool.

But we don't have to stop. Till the time cleanliness does not become India’s identity, we won’t stop. Therefore, cleanliness must be a priority for each one of you.

The second topic is - Digital payments. Due to the success of UPI, India today has 46 percent share in digital payments of the world. You should inspire more and more people of the country to make digital payments, teach them to make digital payments in simple language through your videos.

Another topic is Vocal For Local. In our country, so many products are made at the local level. The skill of our local artisans is amazing. You can promote them also through your work, and help in making India's local turn global.

And I have one more request. Inspire others also, make an emotional appeal that we will buy the product that has the fragrance of our soil, which has the sweat of a labourer or artisan of our country. Whether it's Khadi, handicrafts, handloom, or anything else. Awaken the nation, initiate a movement.

And one more thing I'd like to suggest from my side. Along with the identity that you have as a YouTuber, can you add an activity. Consider putting a question at the end of each episode or provide action points to do something. People can do the activity and share it with you. This way, your popularity will also grow, and people will not just listen but also engage in doing something.

I really enjoyed talking to all of you. What do you say at the end of your videos... I will also repeat it: Subscribe to my channel and hit the Bell Icon to receive all my updates.

Wishing you all the best.