The Indian job market is facing one of its worst crisis amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. There is clearly an urgent need to create employment for the vast majority of India’s unemployed, and YourStory wants to do every bit it can to catalyse job creation in India in both the organised and unorganised sectors, and more importantly, be the voice for job seekers and millions across the country who have been impacted.
To this end, YourStory is launching ‘Jobs for All: In India, for India’. This campaign will include a series of roundtables with leading economists, policymakers, business and thought leaders; stories from across India of job seekers to serve as their voice; partnerships with corporates, businesses, and skill providers to match and deliver jobs.
India may be an agrarian nation, with the agriculture sector accounting for 18 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and providing employment to 50 percent of its workforce, but farmers have for long been plagued by environmentally stimulated problems related to low yield and crop failure.
But change is coming. The convergence of policy, technology, and consumption seems to have set the stage to empower the Indian farmer. And a clutch of startups, in retail and technology, are tapping the opportunity. Together, these agritech startups are working to enhance crop output, increase farmer incomes, better farm management, and drive efficiencies in the farm-to-fork value chain.
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Quote of the day:
“Through YourStory’s ‘Jobs for All: In India, for India’ campaign, we hope to leverage all the resources available to us to be a force for change, by bringing together startups, enterprises, skill providers, academic institutions, policymakers to lead the change in India. Together, we can.”
– Shradha Sharma, CEO and Founder, YourStory
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