Employment and Economic Status of Beedi workers: A Study in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States in India



This paper discusses the employment and working conditions, occupational health problems and willingness for undertaking alternative employment of the household beedi workers in the study area. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states in India only in 11 districts a substantial number of beedi workers are found. Of them 5 districts namely Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Chittoor and Nellore with substantial number of beedi workers were selected for the study. Further it may be mentioned that this paper presents the picture as expressed by the respondents who are considered as main workers in beedi making in their households.

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