Raipur: The status of enterprise, employment and economy in Chhattisgarh is significantly improvement. During the Covid pandemic period, state government's effective measures and better management led to the boom in the markets and business sector.
This is the reason why the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh is half the national rate of unemployment. According to the report of Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMI) released on 16 September 2021, the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh is 3.8 per cent, while the national unemployment rate is 7.6 per cent. Circumstances in Chhattisgarh are far better than many major and developed states of the country.
State government took timely decisions and effective steps to ensure that the business and industrial sector in Chhattisgarh does not get affected during the COVID crisis. Even during the pandemic, State Government took measures to provide continuous employment to the people in state. To provide employment to the people in the villages, employment-oriented works were conducted regularly with strict adherence to the COVID guidelines. Collection, processing and marketing of minor forest produce in the forest areas was also continued with proper precautionary measures. As a result, people got employment and regular income during the difficult period.
According to the latest data released by the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMI), the unemployment rate in Chhattisgarh is 3.8 per cent, which is half of the national rate of 7.6 percent. According to the data released by CMI, the unemployment rate is 6.5 percent in Andhra Pradesh, 13.6 in Bihar, 26.7 in Rajasthan, 6.3 in Tamil Nadu, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 6.2 in Uttarakhand, 11.6 in Delhi, 12.6 in Goa, 6.7 in Assam, 35.7 in Haryana. , 13.6 in Jammu and Kashmir, 7.8 in Kerala, 6 in Punjab, 16 in Jharkhand and 7.4 percent in West Bengal. Circumstances in Chhattisgarh are far better than the aforementioned states.
Chhattisgarh is an agricultural state. 74 per cent of the state's population resides in villages and their source of livelihood is agriculture and forest produce. Under the leadership of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, state government has made continuous efforts to improve agriculture and rural economy in the state. Rural areas of Chhattisgarh now have better employment opportunities. During the COVID transition period, state government ensured better implementation of MNREGA, systematic procurement and processing of paddy, along with the continuous collection, procurement and processing of minor forest produce, which provided continuous employment to the people of rural areas. Chhattisgarh government's Suraji Gaon Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana have also helped in keeping up the rural economy. Through these schemes and programs, State Government provided direct help to the villagers, farmers, livestock farmers, MNREGA workers, forest produce collectors. As a result, the flow of cash and enthusiasm in the market remained intact.