16 lakh educated unemployed in Madhya Pradesh: Economic survey

  • Neeraj Santoshi, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2015 16:33 IST

Even as the chief minister has been making tall claims about creating job avenues for the youth, there are over 16 lakh educated unemployed in Madhya Pradesh, according to the latest figures presented in the state economic survey report 2014-15 that was tabled in the state assembly here on Tuesday.

According to the report, over 17.5 lakh educated unemployed youth were registered in the employment exchanges across the state at the end of 2013, which declined to 16.5 lakh by November 2014.

The report adds that employment was provided to 300 people in 2014-15 (till November 2014), while in 2013, 5000 people were provided employment through 48 employment exchange offices.

Many youngsters directly try to get jobs in the private sector. With PEB recruitment scam hogging the headlines for a long time, youngsters are already feeling disillusioned with the government’s intention to provide jobs to the deserving youth in the state.

"The recent recruitment scam has made it clear to us that we should not have any expectations from the state government that it will provide jobs to the meritorious students. What matters most here is whether you have any strong political connection," said Shivang Singh from Subash Nagar.

Other highlights

During 2013-14, the dropout rate of boys and girls from Class 9 to Class 12 was 24 and 27% respectively

Till March 2014, the public debt in Madhya Pradesh amounted to over Rs 51,825 crore Under Nirmal Bharat campaign, MP claimed that during 2014-15 (till November), 1.28 lakh toilets for below poverty level families and 1.4 lakh toilets for above poverty level families were constructed

11.2 lakh credit cards have been distributed to farmers in 2014-15 (till September)

MP government procured 72 lakh metric tonne wheat, 11.9 lakh metric tonne paddy and 3 lakh metric tonne corn at support price during 2014-15

The number of registered vehicles in the state increased from 87, 22,000 in 2012-13 to 97,21,000 in 2013-14, registering over 11.4% increase

MP State Tourism Development Corporation realised revenue worth `105 crore in 2013-14. During 2014-15 (till October), over 5.5 crore tourists visited the state

Over 17,350 girls were married in mass marriage ceremonies during 2014 till November under Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana

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