Labour shortage in India

December 28, 2013 - 5:05:25 am

Labourers work at the site of a commercial building under construction in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. India’s biggest cities face a worsening shortage of migrant manual labourers. While India has long suffered a dearth of workers with vocational skills like plumbers and electricians, efforts to alleviate poverty in poor, rural areas have helped stifle what was once a flood of cheap, unskilled labour from poorest states. 

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