How can we create more employment in secondaiy and tertiary sector in rural India?
- INVESTING in basic agricultural infrastructures like construction of dams and canals for irrigation can lead to a lot of employment generation within the agricultural sector itself reducing the problem of under employment.
- If the government invests some money in the storage and transportation of crops or makes better rural roads so that, mini trucks reach everywhere. Several farmers can continue to grow and sell these crops throughout the year. This activity can provide productive employment to not just farmers but also others such as, those in services like transport or trade.
- Providing credit at a reasonable rate of interest to help farmers, buy seeds, fertilizers, agri-equipments, pumpset, etc. can generate employment in rural banking.
- The government/banks can provide loans at a cheap rates to the small farmers to improve their irrigational facilities like construction of a well so that, they can irrigate their land well and get two to three crops a year instead of one. Thus, more people can be employed in the same field.
- Another way to promote and locate industries and services in semi-rural areas where a large member of people may be employed. For example; setting up a dal mill opening, a cold storage, starting or promoting honey collection etc.