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Indian gig economy to have 23.5 mn workers by 2029-30: Niti Aayog report

Non-platform gig workers are generally casual wage and own-account workers in conventional sectors, engaged part-time or full-time

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Niti Aayog in the report recommends extending social security measures to gig workers and their families, including sick leave, insurance and pension.

Shivani ShindeSanjeeb Mukherjee Mumbai/New Delhi
The Indian gig workforce is expected to expand to 23.5 million workers by 2029-30, a near 200 per cent jump from 7.7 million now, according to a first-of-its-kind report by NITI Aayog released on Monday.

The report ‘India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy’ estimates that gig workers will form 4.1 per cent of the total workforce in India by FY30, from 1.5 per cent now. The report stated that gig work is expanding in all sectors, but 47 per cent of the jobs are medium-skilled, about 22 per cent are high-skilled, and about 31 per cent are low-skilled.

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First Published: Jun 27 2022 | 9:19 PM IST

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