India needs 20 million jobs a year but budget speeches have had very low mention of jobs. The state elections are afoot in some big states but jobs are a big focus among the voters. The finance minister mentioned creating 60 lakh jobs over 5 years in this year’s budget and has also increased investment in some sectors that could help create jobs. While this is a start, it is woefully inadequate in a country that needs 20 million jobs a year. Sridhar Krishna speaks to Anupam Manur, Aarushi Kataria and Sudisha Mishra to evaluate the impact this budget has on jobs.

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  2. Budget 2022: What do the Budget 2022 Numbers Tell Us? by Ram Singh
  3. Capex Hike to Social Sector Cute: The Story of Budget 2022 by Mint
  4. UP Election 2022: Here Are the Issues Shaping Votes in Uttar Pradesh by DNA
  5. UP Polls: Priyanka Stresses on Jobs During Door-To-Door Campaigning by Hindustan Times
  6. Samajwadi Party Vows to Make Farmers Debt-Free by 2025, BJP Promises 3Cr Jobs by Namita Bajpai