A Study on Working Conditions of Women Beedi Workers at Aralvoimozhi Town Panchayat of Kanniyakumari District

  • S Prethesa Mercy Research Scholar, Post Graduate and Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India (Affiliated to M.S. University, Abishekkapatti, Tirunelveli, India)
  • C Selva Smiley Assistant Professor, Post Graduate and Research Centre, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India (Affiliated to M.S. University, Abishekkapatti, Tirunelveli, India)
Keywords: Beedi workers, Facilities for Beedi making, Experience of Work, Registration, Social Security Scheme

Abstract

In the unorganized sector, beedi manufacturing provides employment opportunities, particularly for the women in Aralvoimozhi of Tamil Nadu. Since beedi work is undertaken at home without basic facilities, all the household members, including children, are exposed to the hazards of inhaling tobacco smell. The most common problem experienced by them was backache, eyesore, rickets, thyroid and tuberculosis, and throat infection.

Published
2020-03-01
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Prethesa Mercy, S., & Selva Smiley, C. (2020). A Study on Working Conditions of Women Beedi Workers at Aralvoimozhi Town Panchayat of Kanniyakumari District. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 8(2), 49-53. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v8i2.1812
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