CONDITION OF WOMEN ARTISANS IN INDIA
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3583-3593
AbstractVarious research and studies have revealed that the condition of artisans is very poor and pathetic. In India large chunk of the workforce is involved in informal sector due to various reasons - there is an ease of entry, family ownership, small scale operations, indigenous resources, not much qualification is required. The artisan industry falls in informal sector, even being informal its production capacity is accountable for almost about 50 % of the whole economy. The concept of Informal sector was first propounded by “Hart”, later ILO dealt with that term and given a wider definition to this. The Indian economy can be divided into two parts ( formal & Informal), where informal sector is a major contributor in the development of the economy but at the same time, it is also plagued by various issues such as no standard operating procedure, no wage rules etc. Another notable fact is, especially in artisan industry women participation is always more than men as it provides work from home facility to some extent, no education is required to perform the task. As many as 94% of total women workers are involved in an unorganized sector and face various challenges.
“Empowering Women is a prerequisite for creating a good nation when women are empowered society with stability is assured. Empowerment of women is essential as their value systems lead to the development of a good family, good society and ultimately a good nation” - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
This present paper aims to understand the current situation of the women workers and how socio-economic measures are taken for their betterment. We would also like to recommend fewer measures for the inclusive growth of the entire society by understanding their perspectives.
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