Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have outperformed Gujarat in terms of job generation in registered manufacturing sector across India, reveals a recent ASSOCHAM paper.
"While Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have topped with a share of over 15 per cent and 14 per cent respectively, Gujarat has garnered third highest share of 10.5 per cent in the total 1.29 crore jobs generated in the registered manufacturing sector across India as per the latest available data of 2012-13," highlighted a paper on 'Assessment of employment in registered manufacturing industry,' conducted by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Andhra Pradesh (nine per cent) and Karnataka (seven per cent) are other states with significant share in this regard.
"Tamil Nadu (1.2 per cent) and West Bengal (0.2 per cent) were the lone states that have recorded a positive year-on-year (YoY) growth rate i.e. during 2011-12 and 2012-13 in employment generation in manufacturing sector while all other states including Gujarat (two per cent) have registered a slump in this regard," noted the paper prepared by the ASSOCHAM Economic Research Bureau (AERB).
"Implementation of a single, nation-wide goods and services tax (GST), proper co-ordination amid different government departments to ensure time-bound project clearances, better Centre-state co-ordination for fast-tracking clearances, infrastructure development, significant investments in imparting vocational education together with thrust on innovation are certain key steps that can help revive manufacturing industry to generate more employment opportunities across India," said D.S. Rawat, national secretary general of ASSOCHAM while releasing the findings of the chamber's paper.
"Lack of new investments is a real threat to the survival of manufacturing in India, as such there is a grave need to revive investments in food and beverage, textile sectors as they are highly labour-intensive and can create plenty of jobs," said Rawat.