Benefits Of Unorganized Sector

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Unorganized sector means an enterprise owned by individuals or self-employed workers and engaged in the production or sale of goods or providing service of any kind whatsoever, and where the enterprise employs workers, the number of such workers is less than ten .

More than 90 per cent workforce in India is part of the unorganized sector. Even the benefits of various schemes started for their welfare are proving ineffective due to poor implementation by the respective government authorities. The unorganized sector is in no way an independent and exclusive sector. It is linked to, or in many cases depended on the organized sector. It depends on the organized sector for few raw materials and other capital requirements, generation of employment, marketing facilities, and so on .

Unorganized workers in India have increased many folds post independence. Almost 400 million people - more than 85% of the working population in India - work in the unorganized sector. Of these, at least 120 million are women. The term 'unorganized ' is often used in the Indian context to refer to the vast numbers of women and men engaged in different forms of employment. These forms include home-based work (for example: rolling papads and beedis, self-employment (for example: selling vegetables), employment in household enterprises, small units, on land as agricultural workers, labour on construction sites, domestic work, and a countless other forms of casual or temporary employment .

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