Karnataka's new Industrial Policy and the 'quota for locals' politics

Gitanjali Diwakar V Nivedita | Updated on January 21, 2021

The Karnataka government seems to making efforts to make the State become one of India's largest exporters. Its new industrial policy is said to help create more jobs as well as facilitate research and development.

But one controversial policy could derail this initiative. The Karnataka Government has proposed to make it mandatory to employ at least 70 per cent of the locals i.e (Kannadigas) on an aggregate basis and 100 percent in Group C and Group D jobs.

How would this change the scenario? Here are some facts.


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Published on January 20, 2021