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Monday, March 18, 2013

Workers in the Unorganised Sector

As per the survey carried out by the National Sample Survey Organization in the year 2009-2010, the total employment in both organized and unorganized sector in the country was of the order of 46.5 crore. Out of this, about 2.8 crore were in the organized sector and the balance 43.7 crore in the unorganized sector. Out of 43.7 crore workers in the unorganized sector, 24.6 crore workers were employed in agriculture sector, 4.4 crore in construction, and remaining were in manufacturing and services. A large number of unorganized workers are home based and are engaged in occupations such as beedi rolling, agarbatti making, papad making, tailoring, and embroidery work etc.. State-wise data of unorganized workers, as on 31.01.2013 is not available.

This information was given by Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri Kodikunnil Suresh in the Rajya Sabha today in reply to a written question. 

Source : PIB Release, 13 March, 2013

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