Informal sector and conditions of employment in India (July 2009 – June 2010)

Keeping in view the significant proportion of workers in India engaged in the informal sector of the economy, a set of probing questions were asked to usual status workers engaged in non-agricultural sectors as well as agricultural sector (except those engaged in only growing of crops, market gardening, horticulture and growing of crops combined with farming of animals) to collect the information on the characteristics of the workers and the enterprises in which they worked. This report provides estimates of workforce in respect of certain characteristics of the enterprise where workers worked, with special reference to those engaged in the informal sector enterprises and estimates of employees with respect to their conditions of employment.