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Employment Generation in Urban informal sector: A study of city of greater Hyderabad, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Public Administration, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (ISC-2014), Pages 8-10, (2015)


The informal sector is highly heterogeneous in nature. It depicts a picture of unorganized, unregulated, unregistered and labour-intensive activities. This sector with its historical presence in the rural economy has now become an integral part of urban economy due to the changing socio-economic structure of the country. The state of Telangana is no exception to this trend with Greater Hyderabad providing the impetus to the rapid urbanization process. The significance of the informal sector as a tool of employment generation is undeniable for Greater Hyderabad. The objective of the study is to analyze the employment generated by the informal sector in Greater Hyderabad. The informal sector has been playing a significant role in the economy of Greater Hyderabad by contributing high percentage to the total employment generated in the city. The present paper focuses on the jobs created in the informal sector in the ten-year period. Acknowledging the significance of this sector the paper offers some policy suggestions for the optimum utilization of human resource operating in it.


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