- 394.9 million workers (86 per cent of the working population) belong to the unorganized sector
- 316 million workers live on less than Rs 20, or $ 0.49, a day.
- 88% of the Scheduled Tribes and the Scheduled Castes
- 80% of the Other Backward Classes
- 85% of Muslims
Source: Arjun Sengupta Chairman, National Commission for Enterprises in Unorganised Sector report on the Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihood in the Unorganised Sector. based on government data 1993-94 and 2004-05.