Over half of India’s workforce is self employed!

A study conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the ministry of statistics and programme implementation found that over half of India's workforce (51%) is self employed! compare this to USA where only 6.6 percent are reportedly self-employed. While there are many successful businesses in India, a number of self employed Indians are small business people who make their living running various businesses on the streets of India. They provide goods and services to the millions of poor and middle class families.  If you are touring India, even the street hawker selling pencils or balloons etc. is a person who is in fact self employed.

Many faces of India’s 51% self-employed

businessmen

The large number of self employed in India provide goods and services in India in their own unique way. Next time as you walk down the street and see hawkers selling their wares on the pavement and street corners, think businessmen! These people instead of joining the long lines of the unemployed, fend for themselves and many of them probably make a good living by doing what they do. Some of these self employed are way better off than many low paying clerical jobs in India.

Images of India’s self employed

Took a walk around Delhi, India during a recent visit. Here are some photographs of some of India’s self employed. These people are in their own way offering goods and services to the vast Indian population and make a decent living while not competing in India’s list of unemployed.

 

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Over half of India’s workforce is self

employed!

A study conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the ministry of statistics and programme implementation found that over half of India's workforce (51%) is self employed! compare this to USA where only 6.6 percent are reportedly self-employed. While there are many successful businesses in India, a number of self employed Indians are small business people who make their living running various businesses on the streets of India. They provide goods and services to the millions of poor and middle class families.  If you are touring India, even the street hawker selling pencils or balloons etc. is a person who is in fact self employed.

Many faces of India’s 51% self-employed

businessmen

The large number of self employed in India provide goods and services in India in their own unique way. Next time as you walk down the street and see hawkers selling their wares on the pavement and street corners, think businessmen! These people instead of joining the long lines of the unemployed, fend for themselves and many of them probably make a good living by doing what they do. Some of these self employed are way better off than many low paying clerical jobs in India.

Images of India’s self employed

Took a walk around Delhi, India during a recent visit. Here are some photographs of some of India’s self employed. These people are in their own way offering goods and services to the vast Indian population and make a decent living while not competing in India’s list of unemployed.

 

Shoe repair on the road side
Womens hand bags being sold on street in Delhi
Selling balloons to passing car’s on road
Using car to display sale items on road
Using Cycle Rickshaw to sell coconuts door to door
Tailoring on the roadside. No shop required!
Laundry service - Ironing clothes by the roadside
Disclaimer: Information provided is for general knowledge only and should not be deemed to be professional advice. For professional advice kindly consult a professional accountant, immigration advisor or the Indian consulate. Rules and regulations do change from time to time. Please note that in case of any variation between what has been stated on this website and the relevant Act, Rules, Regulations, Policy Statements etc. the latter shall prevail. © Copyright 2006 Nriinformation.com
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