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Labour Force in Informal Economy

Gurnam Singh Virk (Author) D.P. Singh (Author)

Based on a study of workers in the informal sector with special attention to rikshaw-pullers, the volume discusses their role in providing cheap and flexible transport services to the urban people and the manner in which they are ignored in policy-making frameworks. It is a study of their poverty, unregulated work environment marked by hazardous working and living conditions, their migration to the cities, their socio-economic condition including health, food habits and family life, and aspects related to their welfare in urban areas. It examines their social and economic vulnerability especially due to lack of education, development of skills, and awareness. It points out how their quality of life can be improved and suggests social work intervention strategies for their development.

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About the author

D.P. Singh

Dr. Singh born on July 14, 1943, he did his Ph.D. in Agronomy from MLU Halle Wittenberg. Germany with Specialization in Crop Water Management. Dr. Singh has 40 years experience in agricultural field, served largely in the SAUs as Professor, head of Department of Agronomy and dean, College of Agriculture. At present he is holding a position as Vice Chancellor of the largest multi-campii Agricultural University, JNKVV, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (having 7 Agriculture Colleges, one Horticulture College, one Agril. Engineering College and two veterinary Colleges besides 25 ZARS/RARS and 38 KVKs). He has received five national and one International Awards besides two overseas research fellowships. Recently in 2006 he has been honoured with a Gold medal of Indian Society of Agronomy. He has traveled extensively in India and abroad (Europe, Australia, United State of America and Africa) for academic purpose in various capacities. Dr. Singh is a fellow of National Academy of Agricultural science, Indian Society of Agronomy, Indian Society of Physiology and Indian Society of genetics and Plant Breeding. He has guided several M.Sc. and Ph.D. Students and one of his student awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Award. He has provided leadership to multidisciplinary research team and significantly contributed in the field of Agriculture education, crop water management, stress physiology, irrigation planning, soil-crop-water atmospheric relations and integrated farming system. Dr. Singh is the Author of more than 250 research publications in National and International Society of Sustainable Agriculture and resource Management.

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Bibliographic information

Title Labour Force in Informal Economy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.02.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Studera Press
Language: English
isbn 9788193033319
length x+184p., Illustration; 24cm.