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    At a time when the ‘Gujarat model’ is being discussed on global forums, agriculture labourers in rural areas of the state are among the lowest paid in the country. These labourers form the backbone of the rural economy in the state.


    The average daily wage paid to agricultural labourers in Gujarat is the lowest among 20 states. Only Madhya Pradesh pays less to its farm workers than Gujarat.


    According to the data compiled by central government’s Labour Bureau, an agriculture labourer in Gujarat is paid an average daily wage of Rs 169.32.


    Incidentally, the average daily wage is different from the minimum daily wage notified by the state government. The average daily wage is calculated from the field by officials of the Labour Bureau on the basis of what is actually paid to farm workers. On the other hand, the minimum daily wage notified by the state government is what a worker should actually be paid by his employers.


    The minimum daily wage notified by the Gujarat government currently stands at Rs 293 to Rs 284 for skilled workers and Rs 276 to Rs 268 for unskilled workers. Unskilled labourers engaged in non-agricultural work are paid an average daily wage of Rs 190.53 which is better only than what is paid in Madhya Pradesh and Orissa.


    In Kerala, the average daily wage is the highest at Rs 582.38 followed by J&K, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh.


    However, the average daily wages paid to skilled agricultural workers such as those involved in tilling, sowing or picking are better — between Rs 178 and Rs 212 — in Gujarat but they are still among the lowest in the country.


    State government officials said that the average daily wage depends on the economy of the state and the demand and supply of labourers in rural areas. They said various parameters have been drawn to decide the wages of agriculture labourers and non-agricultural workers in rural areas.


    Economist Ghanshyam Shah said that wages in rural Gujarat, especially in the agriculture sector, have always been on the lower side. “This is primarily because farm workers in the state are not organized and, hence, cannot assert their rights. Another reason is the high supply of migrant labourers,” Shah said.

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    ache din of Mr. Feku bhai modi

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidsuae View Post


    At a time when the ‘Gujarat model’ is being discussed on global forums, agriculture labourers in rural areas of the state are among the lowest paid in the country. These labourers form the backbone of the rural economy in the state.


    The average daily wage paid to agricultural labourers in Gujarat is the lowest among 20 states. Only Madhya Pradesh pays less to its farm workers than Gujarat.


    According to the data compiled by central government’s Labour Bureau, an agriculture labourer in Gujarat is paid an average daily wage of Rs 169.32.


    Incidentally, the average daily wage is different from the minimum daily wage notified by the state government. The average daily wage is calculated from the field by officials of the Labour Bureau on the basis of what is actually paid to farm workers. On the other hand, the minimum daily wage notified by the state government is what a worker should actually be paid by his employers.


    The minimum daily wage notified by the Gujarat government currently stands at Rs 293 to Rs 284 for skilled workers and Rs 276 to Rs 268 for unskilled workers. Unskilled labourers engaged in non-agricultural work are paid an average daily wage of Rs 190.53 which is better only than what is paid in Madhya Pradesh and Orissa.


    In Kerala, the average daily wage is the highest at Rs 582.38 followed by J&K, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh.


    However, the average daily wages paid to skilled agricultural workers such as those involved in tilling, sowing or picking are better — between Rs 178 and Rs 212 — in Gujarat but they are still among the lowest in the country.


    State government officials said that the average daily wage depends on the economy of the state and the demand and supply of labourers in rural areas. They said various parameters have been drawn to decide the wages of agriculture labourers and non-agricultural workers in rural areas.


    Economist Ghanshyam Shah said that wages in rural Gujarat, especially in the agriculture sector, have always been on the lower side. “This is primarily because farm workers in the state are not organized and, hence, cannot assert their rights. Another reason is the high supply of migrant labourers,” Shah said.
    THREAD TITLE IS WRONG. labourers are not farmers.
    FARMERS ARE THOSE WHO POSSES AGRICULTURAL LAND.
    I WONDER WHO IS FEKU IN THIS CASE?

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