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Problems of Building Construction Workers in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu

Author : K Ponnaian, T Iyappan | 2016
Published By: International Journal of Management and Economics Invention

This paper aims to analyse the problems of workers in construction industry. Construction industry is one of the most important sector which generates employment opportunities and improve the standard of living of many people in rural and urban areas. In fact, majority of people depend on this industry for employment and income. It is important to note that this an unorganized sector which is the basis for economic development. The workers engaged in construction works are socially and economically backward and so that they are unable to organize themselves in pursuit of their common interest. This is because of certain constraints like casual nature of employment, ignorance, illiteracy lack of mobility poverty, small scattered size of establishment and lack of co-operation among the workers. Consequently, construction workers face a lot of problems such as lack of work security, low wage, more hours of work, and lack of social and medical welfare facilities. Generally construction workers face financial problems, health problems, diseases, mishaps and even loss of life. Moreover, lack of social welfare measures and social security and medical benefits affect the construction workers.

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