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PUNJAB-Not Soft-Pedalling

PUNJAB-Not Soft-Pedalling

generated is estimated at 58.2 crore. In terms of person-years of employment this works out to an additional 2.6 crore of regular jobs, assuming 230 working days in a full year. On the same assumptions the additional person-years of employment which the Nehru Rojgar Yojna would generate might add up to another 0.8 crore. This additional employment will be generated in the selected districts identified as backward and suffering from acute unemployment. But it is doubtful that with the introduction of this scheme it will be possible to ensure that in these 120 backward districts full emloyment will be assured "to at least one member of each family living below the poverty line". This would appear to be unlikely even on the most optimistic of assumptions with regard to the implementation of the proposed scheme.

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