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download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Published: August 5, Independence Day and B R Ambedkar’s death anniversary, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 6, Police have arrested two of the victim’s neighbours on Monday night.Praveen Kumar Rajak a sepoy in Rashtriya Rifles had come to his native place at Rishra in Hooghly on May 3 to begin construction of his house At present Praveen’s family stays at a rented house in Rishra Praveen said some men from the area demanded a donation of Rs 1 lakh from him on May 4 when he went to visit his plot of land at Khurigachi “They demanded a donation saying that whoever constructs a house has to donate Initially I thought they were some government officials but then I understood they were just local goons Since I had all my documents in place I did not pay heed to them On May 5 my workers began construction work” Praveen who is currently posted in Kashmir’s Bandipur said The problem Praveen said arose on May 6 when construction workers went to wash hands at a roadside water tap “Some men did not allow them to wash hands They said my workers were touching the tap with their dirty hands They claimed the tap was their property I told them that I will not surrender before their threats and came back to the construction site Within a few minutes armed with sticks and rods some eight to 10 men came and attacked me No one came for my help initially The workers fled out of fear Finally a local woman intervened and the assailants fled” he added The jawan had received head shoulder and leg injuries Later his brother Pankaj Rajak got an FIR lodged with the police When contacted SP (Hooghly) Sukesh Jain said that two persons — Samu Paswan and Marco Paswan — have been arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by Pankaj They were released on bail on Tuesday “We had received a complaint Those arrested are the neighbours of the complainant and they have been booked under IPC” he added While sources said that the two arrested persons are local strongmen police claimed they don’t have any criminal history “Prima facie the fight was over a water tap The allegations need to be verified” said a police officer While police said the FIR did not mention extortion Praveen said: “They had demanded donation of Rs 1 lakh My brother had lodged the police complaint He was not aware about the extortion demand till then Now I will go and file a complaint with all details” Praveen who joined the Army in 2011 added: “Why shall I pay money for constructing my own house to some men I don’t even know… Is this what a soldier deserves I had never felt this bad in my life… I am shattered upset… I was kicked like one hits a dog Is this the way a nation treats their soldiers that too when he is just trying to build a house for his family” “My father Ashok Rajak is a jute mill worker I was excited to build a house of our own Hence I applied for a 20-day holiday and thought that I will at least lay the initial foundation of the house so that my brother and father do not face much problem in completing the house” the jawan said “I fight for my nation I have been posted in Kashmir since August last year It’s bad that I need security in my hometown” he added “Police personnel have been deployed at the construction site… he is now free to construct his house” said a police officer When contacted Chairman of Bhadreshwar Municipality Manoj Upadhyay said: “I have been informed about the incident While the sepoy has alleged that he was asked for money the other side has denied it Basically the fight was over a municipality water tap” “Immediate action was taken and police have arrested two persons We do not entertain such things in our locality If at all the accused who are known in the area had demanded money they will face consequences” he added For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: February 20 2014 8:36 am Finance Minister P Chidambaram speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday (PTI) Related News In his budget speech the finance minister rightly highlighted the need to create several million new jobs in the manufacturing sector — the “Achilles heel” of the Indian economy — over the coming years India adds one million people to its working-age population every month That’s right every month Not everyone looks for a job though Labour force participation is around 58 per cent — this means of every 10 lakh persons between the age of 15 and 59 only 58 lakh will actually seek a job every month The others would mostly be studying or working at home Even with such low labour force participation our calculations show that the number of job seekers would have risen by a whopping 51 million during the seven fiscal years leading up to 2018-19 In the global context India will have to create 166 per cent of the additional jobs that are needed each year across the world It’s a staggering number and challenge Creating adequate employment opportunities for new entrants in the job market especially in the non-agricultural sector will be a stiff task for policymakers as growth slows down Successful employment generation is of course vital for equitable growth If India is unable to generate the required number of new jobs its much-vaunted demographic dividend will morph into its bugbear A recent CRISIL study estimates that the non-agricultural sector (industry and services) which now accounts for 86 per cent of the GDP will add only 38 million jobs between 2011-12 and 2018-19 — a quarter less than the 52 million jobs that were added during the preceding seven-year period With not enough opportunities outside the agricultural sector to absorb the 51 million new job seekers an additional 13 million people will be forced to either depend on low-productivity farms for work or remain unemployed That’s the opposite of what happened between 2004-05 and 2011-12 — during this period 37 million people migrated out of agricultural employment As the economy develops surplus labour needs to shift out of agriculture into more productive sectors which will raise the per-person farm income and benefit the economy The inability to do so will increase disguised unemployment and limit productivity improvement India’s growth prospects as well as its ability to translate growth into employment have been curbed in recent years The economy grew at 45 per cent during the last fiscal year and is unlikely to do much better in the current one What is clear is that India will have to live with diminished growth expectations for the coming years We expect the economy to expand at a lower average growth rate of 6 per cent during the seven fiscals up to 2018-19 compared with 85 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12 The 250 basis point decline will be due to the sluggishness in industry and services assuming that agriculture grows at its trend rate of around 3 per cent Slower non-agriculture growth in turn will mean fewer jobs being created Aggravating the slowdown is the sharp decline in the employment elasticity of the GDP which is defined as the percentage increase in employment for every percentage point increase in the GDP The number deteriorated sharply to 038 per cent between 2004-05 and 2011-12 from 052 per cent in the five preceding years for the non-agricultural sector Two factors were responsible for this “jobless” nature of growth First the growth in the GDP has been driven by the services sector which is less labour-intensive than industry And even within the services sector growth is driven increasingly by less labour-intensive services such as finance real estate and business services including information technology and information technology enabled services For example in 2011-12 these services which account for 19 per cent of the GDP employed only 3 per cent of the workforce These sectors grew at over 11 per cent per year In contrast the more labour-dependent service sub-sectors such as health education and recreation services which require 65 times as many people to produce output worth Rs 1 million grew at below 7 per cent annually during the seven fiscals leading to 2012 Second the ability of labour-intensive sectors such as manufacturing to absorb workers has declined considerably The employment elasticity of manufacturing fell sharply to an average 017 in the seven fiscals leading to 2012 from 068 in the five years up to 2004-05 Inflexible labour laws and increasing automation have resulted in the large-scale substitution of labour by capital Automation is part of technological progress and is inevitable And restrictive labour laws are speeding up the process of automation which is an unhealthy development for an economy endowed with a large and fast-expanding workforce It is imperative for the government not only to push growth up but also to arrest the pace of decline in employment elasticity For this it will have to raise the labour dependency of the manufacturing sector by simplifying labour laws and encouraging the growth of labour-intensive industries such as textiles gems and jewellery handicrafts and food processing There is an emerging export opportunity in some of these low-cost/ labour-intensive sectors such as textiles as wages in China rise and businesses there start exiting these segments Bangladesh is a good example of an economy that took advantage of its low-cost structure and developed its textile sector This not only created jobs but also improved social indicators Today Bangladesh beats India on most social indicators despite having a lower per capita income Within services politicians should also focus on developing the health and education sectors This will not only create jobs as they are labour-intensive services but also raise India’s growth potential by making the workforce healthy skilled and educated And finally we need to focus on physical infrastructure and the construction sector This sector not only has high employment elasticity but can also absorb low-skilled labour from the agricultural sector Construction has the highest employment elasticity among non-agricultural sectors — a percentage point growth in the construction sector raises employment by more than 1 per cent No wonder the number of people employed in the construction sector went up by 25 million in contrast with only six million in manufacturing in the seven fiscals leading to 2012 even though both sectors grew at a similar rate of around 9 per cent per year More than 65 per cent of the labour force used in construction is unskilled or semi-skilled — a key characteristic of people coming out of agriculture A fast-growing construction sector can therefore create significant employment opportunities for low-skilled surplus labour in agriculture Cutting to the chase policymakers have their task cut out Inaction will be perilous as it will transform India’s potential demographic dividend into a demographic liability The writer is chief economist CRISIL Co-written by Vidya Mahambare principal economist and Neha Saraf junior economist CRISIL [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Congress has said legal backing is needed to implement some of the draft guidelines of the Election Commission sent to all major political parties to curb blackmoney in the poll process while TMC and CPI(M) have backed the measures The EC had issued a set of draft "revised" guidelines to political parties in February asking them to give their suggestions within a fortnight Representational image Reuters In its response Congress has said the new measures would need a legal backing and changes in the Representation of Peoples Act official sources said today Congress along with the Samajwadi Party and a few other political outfits have also expressed their reservations on the proposed 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