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Punjab's fading prosperity is increasing unemployment and worker unrest

Punjab's fading prosperity is increasing unemployment and worker unrest

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 1:08 PM

The state of Punjab, known as the bread basket of India with over 80% of its land under irrigation, recorded the second highest farmer suicides in 2015, after Maharashtra. The unemployment rate among Punjabi youth is 16.6%, while the Indian average is 10.2%. Punjab’s rural youth joblessness rate in 2015-16 was 16.5% , more than seven percentage points higher than rural india's.
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