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Assam scores in job creationTarun Gogoi

Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, Aug. 4: Chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said his government’s thrust on employment had yielded good dividends with Assam occupying the second position in terms of percentage growth in the job sector in the country.

According to the provisional results of Sixth Economic Census released by the Union ministry of statistics and programme implementation on July 30, Assam is placed second in terms of percentage growth in employment at 78.84 per cent among the top 10 states and Union Territories against the national average of 34.35 per cent.

Manipur at 83.29 per cent tops the list followed by Assam, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Assam also occupies the third place in terms of percentage growth in number of establishments at 100.17 per cent behind Manipur (109.37 per cent) and Sikkim (102.92 per cent). The national average is 41.73 per cent.

Attributing the percentage growth in employment to the government’s thrust on job creation, Gogoi said,

“Assam, despite various problems, has been able to do well on the employment growth front. This augurs well for the state.”

He said besides development, particularly in the backward areas, employment generation would continue to be the thrust area for the government.