MUMBAI: Amid fears of jobless growth, former President Pranab Mukherjee urged the government to ensure employment creation with a special focus on the rural unemployed. We must have growth with jobs. Jobless growth cannot be the object of a country like ours," he said speaking at the RD National College on Thursday. "We must have job creation and there must be a balance between the job creation in the urban unemployment and the rural unemployment," he added.Mukherjee, who demitted office in July this year, said recent figures suggest a "marked improvement" in the reduction of unemployment ratio in urban areas but the rural areas continue to face troubles. "The current growth is a jobless growth.

Source:   Times of India
December 07, 2017 14:26 UTC