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UP towns steal the show in India’s job creation story

Lucknow,Meerut,Kanpur and Allahabad have together registered a staggering 68 per cent increase in employment while job opportunities have declined in the range of 14 to 33 per cent in metros of Ahmedabad,Bangalore,Chennai,Delhi-NCR,Hyderabad,Kolkata,Mumbai and Pune,according to a survey conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

Lucknow,Meerut,Kanpur and Allahabad have together registered a staggering 68 per cent increase in employment while job opportunities have declined in the range of 14 to 33 per cent in metros of Ahmedabad,Bangalore,Chennai,Delhi-NCR,Hyderabad,Kolkata,Mumbai and Pune,according to a survey conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).

Lucknow generated 1,698 jobs in the first quarter of the current financial year (April 1- June 30) as against 1,100 jobs in the previous quarter,thereby registering a growth rate of over 54 per cent,according to the analysis titled ‘Job Trends Across Cities and Sectors’.

Overall,Meerut topped the list with an increase of over 133 per cent. In Uttar Pradesh,Meerut was followed by Allahabad (127 per cent) and Kanpur (24 per cent).

“Uttar Pradesh has undoubtedly emerged as the single state where all leading cities have registered significant growth in job generation,” said D S Rawat,national secretary general of Assocham.

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Lucknow,a tier II city,however,accounts for a paltry 1.3 per cent share in job generation across India. Delhi-NCR,on the other hand,despite registering a dip,has a share of 23 per cent. Over 29,000 jobs were offered in first quarter of the financial year in Delhi-NCR while,pan-India,1.2 lakh jobs were generated.

Mumbai,Bangalore,Pune and Chennai too,despite recording a percentage decrease in job generation,continue to provide the maximum number of jobs among tier I cities,with a share ranging between 8 and 14 per cent in total jobs across India.

Among tier II cities,apart from Lucknow,only Jaipur has registered a surge,with an increase of 4.2 per cent. Chandigarh,Vadodara,Jaipur and Surat are other tier II centres that generated jobs in the range of 1,000-1,500 despite a slowdown compared to last year.