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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Transport Workers
India Empowering Informal Workers Financial Chronicle . (25 April 2012)
By Kothari, Brij.

India’s workforce is around 500 million. Only 40 million are in the formal sector, including, government employees and the private sector. The remaining 460 million, or 92 per cent, are in the informal sector, including vegetable vendors, hawkers, wastepickers, construction workers, domestic help and farmers.

India Sewa 'Plays' Into Janta's Hearts The Times of India . (17 April 2012)

On the occasion of Sewa Bharat - the national unifying body of Self Employed Women's Association (Sewa) - completing 40 years, it celebrated by hosting an event at the Seth Mangaldas Town Hall on Monday evening.

India For Her, There’s Nothing Above SEWA Ahmedabad Mirror . (14 April 2012)
By Rathore, Anurita.

This article is about Ela Bhatt, founder of SEWA (Self-Employed Women's Association) and about the history of SEWA over the past 40 years.

India Counting 40, Bapu Way The Times of India . (11 April 2012)
By Nair, Nisha.

The Self Employed Women's Association (Sewa) celebrated 40 years, since its founding and the flavour of the celebrations was 'Bapuji'.

India Self Employed Women's Association Opens First Community Museum The Times of India . (10 April 2012)

The first community museum in the state, Hansiba Museum, developed by Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) was inaugurated in Radhanpur, Banaskantha on Monday.

India SEWA Enters Strategic Tie-up With Insurance Major The Times of India . (10 February 2012)

L&T Insurance announced its entry into the micro insurance segment through a strategic tie-up with VimmoSewa in Gujarat.

India Radio: A Tool for Social Change in India Channel News Asia . (5 February 2012)
By Prakash, Smita.

Much of the talk today about the media being used for social change focuses on new, Internet-driven platforms like Twitter or Facebook. But in India, more conventional forms of media are not obsolete yet, and in some places they are even flourishing.

India Scanning 2.4 Billion Eyes, India Tries to Connect Poor to Growth The New York Times . (1 September 2011)
By Polgreen, Lydia.

Ankaji Bhai Gangar, a 49-year-old subsistence farmer, stood in line in this remote village until, for the first time in his life, he squinted into the soft glow of a computer screen.