Issue: October 2014
  Urban Informal Sector in India
Arup Mitra
  The urban urban informal sector plays a crucial role in providing sources of livelihood particularly to the rural migrants and several low income hous...
  The Informal Sector from a Knowledge Perspective
Amit Basole
  The informal sector is commonly thought of as a site of low-skilled or unskilled work. The National Commission on Enterprises in the Unorganised Secto...
  Gandhi and Sanitation
Sudarshan Iyengar
  Only the other day, one of our best extension workers and teachers expressed his concern over the dubious attitude of village and block level governme...
  The Role of India’s Informal Economy
Barbara Harriss-White
  India is probably unique in the world in the size and significance of her informal economy. While the concept has been much criticised by academics1,‘...
  Roadmap to Financial Inclusion: Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
Pravakar Sahoo
  The state of financial inclusion in India, measured by any standard, leaves much to be desired. As in 2012, only 35 per cent of Indians older than 15 ...
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Urban Informal Sector in India
Arup Mitra

The urban urban informal sector plays a crucial role in providing sources of livelihood particularly to the rural migrants and several low income households residing in urban slums. This paper examines the relative size and composition of the informal sector and delineates the recent changes relating to contractualisation and ancillarisation and their impact on work practices and performance. Several studies on informal sector have been carried out in the Indian context in last thirty to twenty years or so – a brief review of which may be seen in Das (2011) and Mitra (2013). The rural labourers who are pushed out of the agricultural sector due to the lack of a productive source of livelihood and at the same time could not be absorbed in the rural non-farm sector or the high productivity manufacturing sector in the urban areas are likely to get residually absorbed in the low productivity urban informal sector (Mitra, 1994). Also, a rapid natural growth of population in the urban areas h ...

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