The Unorganised and Rural sector, covers most of the rural labour and a substantial part of urban labour. lt includes activities carried out by small and family enterprises, partly or wholly with family labour. In this sector wage-paid labour is largely non-unionised due to casual and seasonal nature of employment and scattered location of enterprises. This sector is marked by low incomes, unstable and irregular employment, and lack of protection either from legislation or trade unions. The unorganised sector uses mainly labour intensive and indigenous technology. The workers in unorganised sector, are so scattered that the implementation of the Legislation is very inadequate and ineffective. There are hardly any unions in this sector to act as watch-dogs. But the contributions made by the unorganised sector to the national income, is very substantial as compared to that of the organised sector. It adds more than 60% to the national income while the contribution of the organised sector is almost half of that depending on the industry.
DTNBWED is conducting the training programmes from 1978 for the workers working in unorganized sector and small scale industries with a view to develop awareness about their problems, difficulties and protective labour laws at work place and help them in finding solutions as well as equip them in developing their own organisations. The training programmes are conducted for 2/4 days duration for various categories of workers working in industries such as handloom, powerloom, Kkadi industries, sericulture, coir, beedi, salt workers, rag pickers, cine workers, ship breaking workers etc.
Programmes Conducted in Unorganised and Rural Sectors -