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Worry about informal employment

A fall in demand for automobiles of all kinds is leading to job losses and fears of more losses in the near future are mounting

Experts say the govt also has to demonstrate a greater understanding of issues that impact the changing nature of employment, the needs of the gig economy in India, use of technology on jobs, among others
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Experts say the govt also has to demonstrate a greater understanding of issues that impact the changing nature of employment, the needs of the gig economy in India, use of technology on jobs, among others

Mahesh Vyas
The automobile industry is tiered in manufacturing and in distribution. There are automobile manufacturers, ancillary units, which themselves are quite tiered and then there are the distributors and showrooms. A fall in automobile demand can, as it already has, hit the entire chain.

All kinds of workers can be hit, but the most vulnerable are the contractual labour. The automobile industry engages contractual labour in a big way.

Millions of jobs are at stake in this industry.

According to the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI), the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers involved 987,191 employees and manufacture of motorcycles
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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 9:50 PM IST

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