Four trends shaped the politics of the middle class over the past four decades. These include reforms and job opportunities, a drastic reduction in central subsidies, Demographic Dividend, and socio-economic activism.
Addressing a rally at Bhayander in Thane district of Maharashtra on Monday night, Former Union Minister, Sharad Pawar alleged that unemployment has gone up manifold since the NDA government came to power in 2014.
The report prepared by Azim Premji University is based on CMIE-CPDX data and says India's unemployed are mostly the youth and that the beginning of the decline in job losses coincided with demonetisation
Dharmendra Pradhan, minister for petroleum & natural gas and skill development & entrepreneurship, tells Outlook that there are jobs in the country and more employment opportunities will be generated in the future.