Report of the Independent Group on Home-Based Workers

  • Place of Publication: New Delhi

A large section of the national workforce is predominantly home-based workers who tend to remain invisible, both physically as they are working inside their homes and statistically as very little data are available on them .In January 2007, while inaugurating the South Asian Regional Conference on Home-based Workers, the Prime Minister referred to the statistical invisibility of home-based workers in the national statistics of the country. In this background, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation decided in May 2007 to set up an Independent Group on Home-based
Workers in India, under the chairmanship of Dr.N.S.Sastry, in which some of the other stake-holders may work jointly with the Ministry to examine the existing data sources and suggest means to capture the data related to home-based workers.

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