A study of Socio-economic and working conditions of women Beedi rollers in Akole and Sangamner Tahsils of Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra.
In Indian economy about 90% of the work force is in the unorganized sector despite of low wages, uncertainty of employment , lack of facilities, poor working conditions etc., Beedi manufacturing is also one of the industry of unorganized sector in India. The government has enacted many legislations to protect the unorganized labours of beedi manufacturing industry. However, these legislations and the state sponsored social security programmes have not produced the expected results, particularly in the case of women beedi rollers. Through the present study, efforts have been made to focused on the socio-economic and working conditions of women beedi rollers, residing in Akole and Sangamner blocks of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Through the study author has examined the working and socio-economic conditions and study the reasons why women enter in the beedi rolling work. Author has observed that, majority of the women beedi rollers are facing several socio-economic and health problems. They are not getting any facilities from their employer and they are working in a poor working conditions.
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