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Workers Of Unorganized Sector Earn Rs 6688.90 Per Month: NSSO

The report shows that average annual emoluments per hired worker are highest in Kerala (Rs 1,25,616 per annum) and lowest for Assam (Rs 53,726 per annum).

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The average pay of a worker from India’s unorganised sector quantifies the gravity of income inequality scenario in the country. According to a report by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the average annual reimbursement per hired person working in an unorganized enterprise is just Rs 87,544 (Rs 6688.90 monthly) annually.

The report titled ‘Key Indicators of Unincorporated Non-Agricultural Enterprises (Excluding Construction) in India’ shows that average annual emoluments per hired worker are highest in Kerala (Rs 1,25,616 per annum) and lowest for Assam (Rs 53,726 per annum).

The report which aims to highlight the economic characteristics of the unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises in the country says that about 11.13 crore workers were engaged in unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises (excluding construction) during 2015-16.

Among the total workforce of the sector, 55 per cent work in urban areas and the rest in rural areas. However, the figure seems paradoxical as more unincorporated enterprises are in the rural sector (51 per cent) as against urban areas.

As per the report, Uttar Pradesh has the highest share (14.20 per cent) in the total number of unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises followed by West Bengal (13.99 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (7.80 per cent).

The survey was conducted in 8,484 villages and 7,839 urban blocks, across all states and union territories of the country. The total number of enterprises canvassed in the survey was 1, 43,179 and 1, 46,934 in rural and urban India respectively from July 2015 to June 2016.