ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Informalisation and Feminisation of a Formal Sector Industry

State-sponsored incentive schemes have led to a booming of the informal industrial sector. While concessions have been provided towards concessions on capital investment, the state has not made it obligatory for industry to provide statutory welfare benefits and good working conditions for its workers. As this case study of an engineering unit establishes, there is now an increasing casualisation of labour with recruitment on a contractual basis. Another noticeable trend has been the increasing feminisation of the workforce, as women are engaged to operate most production processes.

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