Sometime in the past few weeks, you may have stumbled upon the Twitter trend #modi_rozgar_do, meaning “Modi, give us jobs”. So many tweets were made with this hashtag that at one point it trended worldwide. What sparked this online campaign was anger among students over SSC-CGL exams. Beyond this one exam, it also underlined the very pressing problem of unemployment in India.
In this video, we explain the dynamics behind the #modi_rozgar_do trend, and the unemployment situation in the country.
Correction: The employment rate was 9 percent in 2016 and not 2017 as mentioned. We regret the error.