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Unorganised sector workers

  • Impact of Labour Migration to the Construction Sector on Poverty: Evidence from India

    Category : Other Policies
    Subjects : Unorganised sector workers
    Author : RMMRU

    Seasonal and circular migration is an important livelihood strategy for workers in developing countries and the construction industry is one of the largest recipients of such labour. The impact of labour migration to this industry on workers and their families is an important research issue with significant policy implications.

  • Swasthya Bima Yojana

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Unorganised sector workers

    The workers in the unorganized sector constitute about 93% of the total work force in the country. The Government has been implementing some social security measures for certain occupational groups but the coverage is miniscule.

  • The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Ministry of Law and Justice

    The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 protects the rights of urban street vendors and regulates street vending activities. This Act came into force from 1st May 2014.

  • Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS)

    Category : Other Policies
    Subjects : Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Ministry of Labour and Employment

    The Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment launched a Modular Employable Skills (MES) under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) Scheme through Directorate General of Employment & Training in 2007. Under this scheme, training to school dropouts who work as child labourers and existing workers specially in the unorganised sector are to be trained for employable skills.

  • The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2006: PRS Legislative Brief

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Unorganised sector workers
    Author : Parliamentary Research Service, PRS

    The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2006 amends the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 to combat trafficking and sexual exploitation for commercial purposes. The term “trafficking in persons” has been defined with a provision for punishing any person who is guilty of the offence of trafficking in persons for the purpose of prostitution.

  • Plantations Labour Act, 1951

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Unorganised sector workers, Contract system of labour
    Author : Government of India

    The Act provides for the welfare of plantation labour and regulates the conditions of work in plantations. According to the Act, the term 'plantation' means "any plantation to which this Act, whether wholly or in part, applies and includes offices, hospitals, dispensaries, schools, and any other premises used for any purpose connected with such plantation, but does not include any factory on the premises to which the provisions of the Factories Act,1948 apply.

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