Size of India's gig economy, the challenges it faces and possible remedies

While the tribe of contractual workers is growing rapidly, many of the challenges they have been facing remain unaddressed

Gig worker

Trend shows concentration of workers in medium skills is declining, that of low-skilled and high-skilled is increasing

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Gig employees are the ubiquitous new workforce. They are the ones that get us the meals we ordered online, transport us from home to office or wherever, and generally render a host of services that go unnoticed. While their tribe is growing by leaps and bounds, many of the challenges they have been facing remain unaddressed. Business Standard takes a look at the size of the so-called gig economy and where it is headed, along with the problems it faces and the likely solutions to these problems:


- 23.5 million: The expected size of the

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First Published: Jun 27 2022 | 7:30 PM IST

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