Table 4

Estimated share of bidi employment in bidi-producing states

StateNo. of full-time (FT) workersNo. of part-time (PT) workersTotal no. of workersBidi employment as % of unorganised manufacturing sectorFT bidi employment as % of total employment in all sectorsBidi employment as % of total employment in all sectors
West Bengal707 163279 418986 58118.02.23.1
Madhya Pradesh512 505190 982703 48740.41.82.5
Uttar Pradesh343 41876 895420 3137.90.50.6
Andhra Pradesh393 46620 285413 75114.11.01.1
Karnataka357 65212 769370 42118.81.31.4
Tamil Nadu286 64035 060321 7009.50.91.0
Jharkhand285 05928 383313 44233.02.42.7
Bihar279 23818 400297 63820.51.01.1
Orissa91 94542 279134 2246.60.60.8
Maharashtra58 06410 89468 9582.40.10.1
Kerala40 286636546 6513.40.30.4
Gujarat33 47210 32143 7932.40.10.2
Rajasthan8988274511 7330.90.00.0
Tripura11 52310811 6318.0
Assam4574233369071.10.00.1
Chhattisgarh1777359453711.20.00.0
Daman & Diu22861081.3
Total3 415 790740 9184 156 70811.40.70.9
  • Source: NSS Round 62 Schedule 2.2 (July 2005–June 2006) data. Numbers employed are weighted estimates based on survey statistics. Percentage estimates reported for the all India level include unorganised manufacturing industry employment in non-bidi-producing states. Employment in all sectors is from Planning Commission statistics on absolute employment for year 2004–2005.

  • NSS, National Sample Survey.