India on Tuesday stressed on adopting labour intensive policies to generate employment across the world.
Speaking at 99th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva on Tuesday, the Union labour and employment minister, Mr Mallikarjun Kharge, said that global unemployment is still at record levels despite the greenshoots in the job market.
Emphasising that sustainable recovery is not possible without recovery in jobs, the minister said the test that governments across the world face today is to secure a strong, sustainable and balanced growth that leads to social stability provided by decent work for all.
Mr Kharge said India was among the first few countries in the world to implement a broad-based counter-cyclical policy package to respond to the negative fallout of the global slowdown.
The minister said India’s National Rural Employ-ment Guarantee scheme is one of the largest labour intensive programmes in the world, which has been adopted in several countries.