India has significantly expanded the share of workers with regular wages, narrowed caste-based segregation and reduced gender-based disparities in the workforce from the 1980s while challenges remain, said ‘State of Working India 2023’, a report released by Azim Premji University.

This report released on May 5, 2021 by the Azim Premji University investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted vulnerable households, whether the policy measures enacted thus far were effective, and what more can be done. Earnings of 230 million Indians fell below national minimum daily wage of during the first wave revealed the report