Author: Shaquille Nissar
The year 2023 has come with the hopes and desires of millions to see a better tomorrow, find peace, find a job, find good friends, partners, and more. Productivity. However, unemployment remains the hottest topic in India, especially in Kashmir, where J&K leads the list. Unemployment is a very serious problem not only in India but all over the world, with millions of people unemployed. Besides, it is very serious in India due to population growth and increasing demand for jobs.
The three basic human needs are food, clothing and shelter. All these needs can be adequately met only if a person has the financial means. This is only possible if you have the means, employment, and some kind of paid occupation. As a result, they have an insignificant source of income.
The unemployment rate is measured by the unemployment rate. It is defined as the number of people actively looking for work as a percentage of the workforce. The Center for Economic Monitoring of India (CMIE), a private organization, estimates that India’s unemployment rate in December 2022 will be 6.50%. In urban India he is 7.70% but in rural India it is only 6.00%. Compared to India’s unemployment rate, J&K’s unemployment rate is high at 23.86%, which is almost four times higher than the national average. This is appalling.
Researchers have looked at how unemployment affects mental health since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Sorting out the effects of unemployment on mental health is complicated by the fact that causation can work both ways. Unemployment can worsen mental health, and mental health problems can make it harder for a person to get. Or keep a job. Unemployment can be an emotional roller coaster. What begins as enthusiasm and hope for a new job can turn into bitterness, sadness, and anger over time. Especially when people are unemployed for a long period of time, the mental health impact of unemployment becomes more severe and can even develop into mental health disorders.
In Kashmir, many educated men and women of working age are unemployed. Unemployment can be tough anywhere in the world, but young minds find it hard to cope with rising unemployment, especially given the scale of the economic turmoil and mental health crisis witnessed in Kashmir over the past three years. I feel. Doctors across Kashmir hospitals report an exponential rise in new cases of depression.Kashmir is experiencing a new mental health crisis among its younger generation. A 2015 scientific study by his MSF (Doctors Without Borders/Doctors Without Borders) found that 45% of the adult population in the Kashmir Valley showed symptoms of significant mental distress.
Frequent communication blockades, coupled with lockdowns caused by COVID-19, are reported to have a severe impact on the Kashmiri psyche. Already pushed to the limit, the decline in jobs is exacerbating the youth crisis.
But one of the causes of J&K’s unemployment is also parents’ and young people’s obsession with government jobs. Government jobs are not highly paid, but have many other benefits not available in the private sector. Employment security, free benefits, pension benefits, flexible working hours, holidays and vacations, and less stress at work are some of the reasons why our society is obsessed with government jobs.Kashmiri Parents has taken this obsession to the next level. A famous saying you hear about government jobs is “USKE BADH TO LIFE SET HAI” (After getting a government job, life is sorted).
The obsession is never wrong, but you have to accept the fact that there are fewer jobs and more applicants. gave me Over 5 rack applicants applied for 8000 posts. Over 1.5 Lac applicants applied for his 900 posts at the FAA. Only 1% of candidates get a job and the rest have to find another job. Major job-creating sectors such as tourism and handicrafts should be encouraged, and new tourist attractions should be developed.
J&K UT has certain unique strengths that can be used to improve people’s incomes and provide profitable employment opportunities on a sustainable basis. It’s like a strong foundation of traditional skills you won’t find anywhere else. untapped natural resources. A natural environment that has been highly profitably exploited by other countries for their high-income and green tourism industry. Investing in infrastructure and workers’ human capital is the way out of the unemployment crisis, leading to a better society and multiplied.
The author is a vocational trainer at Govt Boys High School Gariend Khurd Budgam and can be mailed to: [email protected]