Table 3

Comparison of employment and turnover between bidi and selected major industries in India

Employment (millions)4.1635
Annual turnover (Rs. billion)31.61350
Turnover's share of GDP (%)0.10%4.15%
  • Source: Textile employment and turnover figures obtained from NPCI (ref. 33, p.9). Bidi statistics obtained from NSS Round 62 Schedule 2.2 (July 2005–June 2006) data. GDP figure for 2005–2006 obtained from at 2004–2005 constant prices.

  • GDP, gross domestic product; NSS, National Sample Survey.