According to a report by the periodic labour force survey (PLFS), the unemployment rate in India was the highest in 45 years for 2017-2018. At 6.1 percent, the unemployment rate was almost 3 times that of 2011-2012. Despite this glaring evidence, R. Jagannathan tweeted the following -

As expected, the twitterati had a few choice things to say about his brand of logic. And we thought we'd join in on the fun.

1. Air Pollution is half positive - people will do more deep breathing exercises.

Source: Motherjones

2. Higher hunger rate is half positive - indicates more people want to eat food.

Source: Livemint

3. High poverty is half positive - kids will appreciate money more.

Source: Newclick

4. High population is half positive - people will spend more time together.

Source: Catchnews

5. Rise in crimes against women is half positive - women will learn to defend themselves.

Source: Indiatoday

6. High illiteracy is half positive - people will read more books.

Source: Indianexpress

7. High rate of violence is half positive - indicates more people are looking to settle disputes quickly.

Source: Businesstoday

8. Poor infrastructure is half positive - indicates people are looking for better houses.

Source: Globalnews

9. Casteism is half positive - indicates people are looking for equality.

Source: Thoughtco

10. Water shortage is a half positive - people believe more water will be available.

Source: Entertales

It'd be funny if it wasn't so sad.