Finance Minister Seetha Raman said – Unemployment in the country is decreasing, the unemployment rate has come down from 6 percent to 3.2 percent.

Interim Budget 2024: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the unemployment rate in the country has come down. The finance minister said that according to the data, the unemployment rate was 6 percent in 2017-18 which has reduced to 3.2 percent in 2022-23. The Finance Minister told the Lok Sabha that on the one hand the labor force has increased and on the other hand the unemployment rate has also decreased.

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the opposition is attacking the Modi government mostly over unemployment. In such a situation, in his reply after the debate on the Interim Budget in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Seetha Raman said in the Lok Sabha that the unemployment rate was 6 percent in 2017-18, which has reduced to 3.2 percent in 2022. -23. He said that along with the decrease in the unemployment rate in the country, the labor force has also increased. Notably, the unemployment rate in 2017-18 was 6.1%, the highest in 45 years. NSSO released this data in its PLFS survey.

The Finance Minister told the House that there was no reduction in the amount allocated for important items in the budget. He said that on the contrary, the budget has been increased. On the inflation front, the finance minister said that due to the government’s actions, the prices of essential commodities have decreased. The finance minister said that the rate of inflation has come within the tolerance limit.

On the allegations of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the Congress government of the state, the finance minister said that according to the 15th Finance Commission we are releasing funds to all states including Karnataka, so the claim of not providing funds to Karnataka is questionable. is not born. In fact, the state MPs led by the Chief Minister of Karnataka have staged a protest at the Jantar Mantar on Wednesday 7 February 2024. They allege that Karnataka is the second largest state which is contributing the highest revenue to the country but the government is not giving its share to the state.

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