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Date of Publish: 2016-12-29

ASSAM HDR 2014 - 40  PERCENT OF THE TOTAL WORKFORCE IS CASUAL WORKER

 

 

According to the statistics proviced by Assam Human Development Report 2014, nearly 40 per cent of the total workforce in Assam is engaged as casual labour.   Agriculture sector has provided employment to 27.2 per cent of  the total workforce.  It has also revealed that 19.1 per cent of the total workforce  is self-employed while only 13.6 per cent work as permanent workers.

 

District wise statistics of casual workers, permanent workers, self employed and engagement in agriculture (%)

 

DISTRICT CASUAL WORKER  PERMANENT WORKER  SELF EMPLOYED  AGRICULTURE 
BAKSA 37.4 7.7 19.4 35.4
BARPETA 34.5 11.9 20.1 33.3
BONGAIGAON 38.8 17.5 20.4 23.3
CACHAR 47.4 17.7 23.7 11.2
CHIRANG 36.8 5.4 22.5 30.2
DARRANG 42.7 6.5 24.5 26
DHEMAJI 36.8 9.6 14.8 38.7
DHUBRI 57.5 5.6 13.9 22.9
DIBRUGARH 50.8 17.1 15.4 16.7
DIMA HASAO 16.9 12.4 23 47.7
GOALPARA 39.8 11.2 20.9 28
GOLAGHAT 35.6 14.7 10.6 39.1
HAILAKANDI 50.5 8 23.4 17.9
JORHAT 32 23.6 15.9 28.4
KAMRUP 46.1 12 18 23.8
KAMRUP(M) 28.7 31.8 34.6 4.7
KARBI ANGLONG 18.2 11.5 17.5 52.3
KARIMGANJ 52.1 9.3 21.8 16.6
KOKRAJHAR 30.8 7.1 10.5 50.6
LAKHIMPUR 34.1 12.5 18.2 35.1
MARIGAON 33.5 6.4 11.9 48.1
NAGAON 34.4 11.5 25.6 28.4
NALBARI 39.7 22.4 22.3 15.6
SIBSAGAR 32.6 21 20.2 26.2
SONITPUR 49.3 10.9 16.5 23.2
TINSUKUA  39.9 21 14.9 24.2
UDALGURI 49 10 11.3 29.8
ASSAM  39.9 13.6 19.1 27.2

 

 

 

The district-wise break up of the workforce has shown that Dhubri has recorded the highest number of casual workers with 57.5 percent. In agriculture sector Karbi Anglong district has recorded the highest number of people engaged in agriculture sector with 52.3 per cent. Kamrup Metro has the highest percent of workforce in both self employed and permanent workers with 34.6 and 31.8 per cent respectively.

 

Statistics of casual workers, permanent workers, self employed and engagement in agriculture in Spatial Diversity category  (%)

 

SPATIAL DIVERSITY CATEGORY CASUAL WORKER  REGULAR SALARIED WORKER  SELF EMPLOTED  AGRICULTURE 
CHAR  42.4 8.1 16.3 33.1
FLOOD AFFECTED  36.5 12.8 19.6 31
HIL 17.2 8.8 15.2 58.2
TEA GARDEN BORDER  48 16.4 12.2 23.4
MULTIPLE DIVERSITY  42.9 7.9 15 33.7
BORDER  43.6 11.4 13.4 31.5
GENERAL  39.5 13.5 13.5 29.2

 

 

In spatial diversity category,  tea garden areas  have recorded the highest number of 48 per cent  casual workers. The Char area  have recorded the lowest 8 per cent permanent workers. In hill areas as many as 58.2 per cent households are engaged in agriculture.

 

This is the first Human Development Report prepared in the country with new UNDP method. Guwahati-based think tank Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (OKDISCD) and New Delhi-based Institute for Human Development have compiled this 272-page report on behalf of the Planning and Development Department, Government of Assam with support by the UNDP and the NITI Ayog. The Assam HDR Survey, 2013 covered 39,998 households covering 187,511 individuals in 27 districts, 97 Blocks, 95 urban centres, 1972 villages of the state. the report is based on primary data collected in the largest survey ever conducted in Assam for development evaluation. which is ten times that of the National Sample Survey Organisation rounds and about eight times that of the National Family Health Survey in the state.

 

- nezine.com Editorial Bureau

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