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A total of nine lakh individuals have taken loans amounting to Rs 8,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) in Pune district in the last one year, said Prakash Javadekar.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

In Pune, Prakash Javadekar says 9 lakh individuals benefit from Mudra loans in district

By HT Correspondent | Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 05:42 PM IST
PMMY was launched by the prime minister on April 8, 2015, for providing loans of up to 10 lakh to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro enterprises.
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Travellers learn mudra and meditation, and then go on to open yoga centres.(Unsplash)
Travellers learn mudra and meditation, and then go on to open yoga centres.(Unsplash)

Foreigners return home with ‘mudra and meditation’

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Jaipur
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Foreign tourists visiting the Rajasthan capital are not just city hopping but have a definite purpose of late - they are coming to learn yoga and taking it to their native shores.
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Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, about five million workers per annum left agriculture for non-farm sector jobs. Among these five million, about four (75%) were youth (15 to 29 years). This was a good news because it tightened the rural labour market, which resulted in real wages rising (it had been stagnant between 1996 and 2004 because of a rising number of workers in agriculture)(REUTERS)
Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, about five million workers per annum left agriculture for non-farm sector jobs. Among these five million, about four (75%) were youth (15 to 29 years). This was a good news because it tightened the rural labour market, which resulted in real wages rising (it had been stagnant between 1996 and 2004 because of a rising number of workers in agriculture)(REUTERS)

How to revive job growth in the country

By Santosh Mehrotra and J Parida
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 05:02 PM IST
First, the government must increase public investment in social services. Second, it should introduce a multi-pronged industrial policy to reverse the poor manufacturing performance since 1991
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