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95% domestic workers earn less than Rs 10,000 per month, shows data

A higher proportion of women, scheduled castes, and other backward classes enrolled as domestic workers

Rural healthcare, medical, rural india, asha workers, women, female

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Ishaan Gera New Delhi
On Monday, the Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav, flagged the All India Survey of Domestic workers. This is the first time that a survey of domestic workers is being conducted in the country to capture the demographics of the domestic worker population concerning migration and socio-economic characteristics.

However, a Business Standard analysis of data from the eSHRAM presents some insights into the composition of domestic workers in the country. Domestic workers comprised 8.84 per cent of the total workers registered on the portal till November 21, of which 80 per cent categorised themselves as domestic cooks.


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First Published: Nov 23 2021 | 6:13 PM IST

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