Step up employment growth from 2.3% to 3.9%: ILO

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New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) An International Labour Organisation Report today highlighted the need for stepping up employment growth rate from 2.3 per cent to 3.9 per cent per annum to meet the UPA government's target of employment for all by 2012.

The report sets out a strategy for achieving this and argues that employment intensive growth does not necessarily require labour-intensive technologies to be used. Rather growth could be promoted in sectors that are by their nature labour intensive.

It says while evolving employment strategies care needs to be taken to integrate the enormous economic contribution of women.

The report has been prepared in way of the 'National Technical Consultation on Employment Policy for India', organised by the ILO and the Union Labour and Employment Ministry, here tomorrow.

Among the eminent people attending the event include Planning Commission Member Abhijit Sen, ILO Executive Director Jose-Manual Salazar-Xirinachs.

Besides, representatives of workers and employers, academics, central and state government officials, Planning Commission members and policy makers will take part in the proceedings.

The discussion on a new national employment strategy for India will adopt a diagnostic approach.

UNI MP/GS PDT HT1852

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