Haryana’s unemployment rate 6.1%, CM counters Congress

Chandigarh, January 8

Rubbishing the claims of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) of over 34 per cent unemployment rate in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said it was actually only 6.1 per cent.

He relied on the self-declaration made by residents in Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP).

Holding a press conference on Friday, Khattar said around 98 per cent of the families had been registered under the PPP.

“To date, a total of 65.78 lakh families have been registered and the population is 2.57 crore. Of these, 1.73 crore are in the 18 to 58 age group. Among them, 10.60 lakh persons have declared themselves unemployed,” the CM added.

“Based on income verification, the data of 1.48 lakh households with an annual income of less than Rs 1 lakh was prepared as of December 1, 2021. The third phase verification of the income of the families registered under the PPP has been completed. Meanwhile, the fourth phase of income verification between Rs 75,000 and Rs 1 lakh is still underway,” he added. The CM further said as many as 91,900 families had participated in the Antyodaya fairs. Of these, assistance to around 58,200 families has been assigned to the departments concerned.