In wake of the reforms, immediate task has been the redeployment of persons found surplus on the one hand, and training and retraining them for their absorption in certain emerging specialized skills on the other. The self employment generation programmes need to be expanded, and the necessary environment and support system need to be created for the promotion of self-employment, particularly in the urban informal sector. So far as the rural areas are concerned, appropriate integration of a various on-going employment generation programme among themselves and with the programmes for rural infrastructure building and other development programmes is necessary. It is against this background that a national 'level seminar conducted in our institution, to examine the impact of economic reforms on rural labour market. A few selected papers presented in the seminar are edited as a book on Rural Labour Market.