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An Analysis of Employment Growth in Maharashtra

Vol 6, Issue 2, July - December 2019 | Pages: 106-117 | Research Paper  

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1. * Gorkhnath Uttekar, Research Scholar, Mumbai School of Economics & Public Policy, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (
2. Prakash Salvi, Research Supervisor, Mumbai School of Economics & Public Policy, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (

Maharashtra with a geographical area of 9.4 percent of India constitutes about 10.4 percent of the total workers of the country. Data between 1961 and 2011 are examined to analyse the employment growth and structure of Maharashtra with respect to classification of workforce according to location and employment in different activities. We used CAGR technique to analyse growth of employment in Maharashtra. It has been observed that during 1961 to 2011 the employment structure has shifted from the agricultural and allied activities to non-agricultural activities. The paper also highlights major employment generation and poverty alleviation programmes and their performance. It is observed that providing more employment opportunities in rural areas will provide larger avenues to the rural population.


Employment growth; Non-agricultural activities; Poverty alleviation; Maharashtra

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