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Informal Sector Badly Hit Amid Lockdown

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About 91 per cent of the people working in the informal sector in the country may have to bear the brunt of the ban. In the report, a committee formed to suggest measures to remove the lockdown in Punjab has mentioned the problems of the workforce at the national level.

The report said that out of about 465 million workforce in the country, about 91% i.e. 422 million are working in informal sector. They may have to face social and economic side effects.

Those whose regular income is not much trouble

People working in the informal sector have no regular income. They are deprived of health insurance, benefits to employed people. Therefore, the current crisis is bound to have a very bad effect on their families.

Efforts continue from the government

The government is trying to help people working in the informal sector. In addition to the ration, aid funds have been sent to Jan Dhan accounts. The government has also been appealed to the employers not to deduct the salaries of the workers, but the challenge remains before the respective states to leave the jobs and leave the city in large numbers.

Central and state governments need mutual support

These people working in the informal sector are a big challenge for policy makers. How to provide relief to them, so that the impact of the crisis can be reduced on them. This requires a holistic plan. To deal with the crisis, it has been recommended to form policy with the cooperation of Central and State Government, private sector and civil society. Agriculture and allied works, construction sector, trade, repair, hotels, restaurants, service sectors have been badly affected.

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