Rural women workers in India's unorganized sector

by Agrawal, Meenu Published by : New Century Publications (New Delhi) Physical details: xvii,197p. ISBN:8177083287. Year: 2012 List(s) this item appears in: Women Shaping the Built Environment : Knowledge and Practice
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About the Bookv Author's Profilev Preface xi-xvii 1. Unorganized Sector and Women 1-11 1.1 Unorganized Sector Defined 1.2 Status of Women in India 1.2.1 Manu on Women 1.3 Constitutional Safeguards for Women 2. Review of Literature on Socio-economic Conditions of Women 12-35 3. Characteristics of Unorganized Sector/Labour 36-55 3.1 Conceptual Framework 3.2 Low Rate of Participation 3.3 Low Scale of Organisation and Family Ownerships 3.4 Low Order Technology 3.5 Lack of Support from Government 3.6 Unregulated and Highly Competitive Labour Market 3.7 Unprotected Product Market 3.8 Linkages between Organised and Unorganised Sectors 4. Growth and Components of the Unorganized Sector 56-69 4.1 Unorganized Sector: A Brief History 4.2 Migration of Rural Labour to Cities 4.3 Non-availability of Jobs in Modern Sector 4.4 Women in Agricultural Sector 4.5 Women in Small Industrial Sector 4.6 Women in Construction Sector 4.7 Domestic Service Sector 4.8 Self-employed Sector 5. Problems of Unorganized Women Workers 70-87 5.1 Wage Discrimination 5.2 Greater Involvement of Rural Women in Agriculture 5.3 Equal Pay: A Matter of Survival 5.4 No Limit for Minimum Wages 5.5 Long Hours of Work 5.6 Lack of Health Facilities at Work Place 5.7 Lack of Job Security 5.8 Lack of Legislative Cover 5.9 Heavy Physical Work 5.10 Exploitation, Sexual Harassment and 111 Treatment 5.11 Lack of Safe Working Places 5.12 Lack of Landownership for Rural Women 5.13 Lack of Social Security 6. Policies and Programmes for Unorganized Sector Women Workers 88-120 6.1 Labour Laws for Women 6.2 National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 6.3 Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) 6.3.1 Operational Strategy of IRDP 6.4 Training Rural Youth for Self-employment (TRYSEM) 6.5 Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) 6.6 Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY) 6.7 Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) 6.8 Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana (SGRY) 6.9 Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 6.10 Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) 6.11 Nehru Rozgar Yojana (NRY) 6.12 Swarna Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) 6.13 Watershed Development Programmes 6.14 Special Employment Scheme by Khadi and Gramodyog Board 6.15 Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) 6.16 Ambedkar Vishesh Rozgar Yojana (AVRY) 6.17 Social Security Act, 2008 6.18 Social Security Scheme 6.19 Report of the National Commission on Labour 7. National Policy for Empowerment of Women (NPEW), 2001 121-138 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Objectives of the Policy 7.3 Various Elements of NPEW 7.3.1 Politico-legal Empowerment of Women 7.3.2 Economic Empowerment of Women 7.3.3 Social Empowerment of Women 7.4 Operational Strategies of NPEW 7.4.1 Action Plans 7.4.2 Institutional Mechanisms 7.4.3 Resource Management 7.4.4 Legislation 7.4.5 Gender Sensitization 7.4.6 Panchayati Raj Institutions 7.4.7 Partnership with the Voluntary Sector Organizations 7.4.8 International Cooperation

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