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India’s jobs deficit: Project in Gujarat struggling to create employment

India’s jobs deficit: Project in Gujarat struggling to create employment

Finance
GANDHINAGAR: When he was chief minister of Gujarat in 2011, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off an ambitious project to develop a financial hub in the style of Singapore or Dubai. The developers were tasked with transforming an expanse larger than New York's Central Park into a city with more than 100 skyscrapers supporting more than 1 million jobs - all within a decade. Nearly eight years later, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, or GIFT City, supports only 9,000 jobs and only about 3 million of its 62 million square feet of planned development have been built, according to documents from the company's current presentations to investors reviewed by Reuters, and interviews with GIFT officials. Three million square feet are under construction. Despite efforts by the Modi gov...
View: India’s insolvency law as creator of jobs

View: India’s insolvency law as creator of jobs

Finance
By Sapan GuptaThe new corporate insolvency regime has saved nearly four lakh jobs in India. Had it not been for the new law being enforced in December 2016, these jobs would have perished in the tepid business environment and ballooning debt of corporate India. Under the insolvency regime, a total of 88 cases have been resolved so far, securing revenue of Rs 31,651 crore, with employee salaries of around Rs 2,350 crore. At an estimated average salary of Rs 30,000 a month per person, this translates to a direct employment of 65,250. Then there are jobs of vendor partners, sales outfits, housekeeping contracts, transporting contracts and security services. Recent analyses by human resource firms show that one direct employee in a company creates five more jobs outside. In the upcoming six m...
India’s personal wealth may grow at 13%: Report

India’s personal wealth may grow at 13%: Report

Finance
NEW DELHI: The country’s personal wealth is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to $ 5 trillion by 2022 from $ 3 trillion in 2017 to get the rank of 11th wealthiest nation globally by 2022, improving its rank by four places from 2017, said a report by Boston Consulting Group. India’s personal wealth was estimated to be $ 3 trillion in 2017. The US leads the chart in terms of total personal wealth with $ 80 trillion in 2017, which is projected to touch $ 100 trillion by 2022. China is ranked second, with a total personal wealth of $ 21 trillion, which is expected to more than double to $ 43 trillion by 2022. The report noted that India constitutes the second largest pool of wealth from emerging markets in the coming years, with $ 2.2 billion. It is the fifth largest Asian market in number of