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Jobs elusive in India despite rapid growth

Economy not expanding fast enough to create sufficient new jobs to absorb those joining workforce every month

HAZY FUTURE: Satellite cities around the capital, such as Greater Noida, were until recently bustling with construction activity. Now, Greater Noida's skyline is dotted with half-built, abandoned, high-rises. Cranes and diggers stand idle.

New Delhi

IT'S been two years since India emerged as the world's fastest-growing major economy, but the rapid expansion has done little to improve the lot of Ashok Kumar.

Parked up and sitting on the kerb, the 25-year-old truck driver is going nowhere fast. He is the sole