WILL THIS BUD­GET CRE­ATE JOBS? IF YES, WHAT KIND OF JOBS?

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AD.K. JOSHI

Fo­cus on con­struc­tion (roads and low-cost hous­ing) will gen­er­ate jobs and sup­port con­sump­tion as con­struc­tion is a labour­in­ten­sive ac­tiv­ity

ASHIMA GOYAL

It will cre­ate jobs in small en­ter­prises, tex­tile, leather and tourism sec­tors, in ru­ral in­fra­struc­ture and in elec­tronic man­u­fac­tur­ing hubs

USHA THO­RAT

Not very sure about job cre­ation, as a lot of it de­pends on the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the an­nounced projects and schemes

ADITI NAYAR

En­hanced al­lo­ca­tions to sec­tors such as ru­ral in­fra­struc­ture, af­ford­able hous­ing and trans­port will re­duce sup­ply side bar­ri­ers and boost job cre­ation

N.R. BHANUMURTHY

Jobs are ex­pected to be cre­ated in the man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor, es­pe­cially in tex­tile, leather, elec­tron­ics, MSME and food pro­cess­ing sec­tors. How­ever, this could still be much be­low the de­mand

RA­JIV KU­MAR

Yes, it will cre­ate jobs but more so in the in­fra­struc­ture, hous­ing, tex­tiles and SME sec­tors. Both hous­ing and SMEs have link­ages that will help gen­er­ate jobs else­where in the econ­omy

ASHOK GU­LATI

Yes. In small and medium man­u­fac­tur­ing units, and in con­struc­tion (in­fra­struc­ture)

NAUSHAD FORBES

Jobs may not be cre­ated by the bud­get alone. Ear­lier mea­sures such as the tex­tile and ap­parel pol­icy are ori­ented to­wards job cre­ation. Other labour­in­ten­sive sec­tors such as elec­tron­ics will also cre­ate jobs

SAMIRAN CHAKRABORTY

Em­pha­sis on af­ford­able hous­ing as a job cre­ator is a wel­come devel­op­ment but more could have been done

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