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India’s Urban Economy India’s Urban Economy

India’s Urban Economy - Generating Employment and Sustaining Growth

Urban areas in India are currently imagined as growth engines which will generate a surplus that can be invested in redistribution schemes targeting the rural and urban poor. To achieve growth that can be sustained over the medium and long term, an explicit focus on employment is required along with growth. A labour intensive growth pathway is essential to create opportunities for our large, unskilled workforce, and to allow India to simultaneously achieve output growth as well as poverty reduction.