What is it that ails our informal sector? https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2020/may/30/what-is-it-that-ails-our-informal-sector-2149869.html
The Union government needs to define the informal sector properly and provide labour legislation to protect employment and wages
The Economic Survey of 2018-19, released on 4 July 2019, said “almost 93%” of the total workforce is “informal”. But NITI Aayog’s Strategy for New India at 75, released in November 2018, said: “By some estimates, India’s informal sector employs approximately 85% of all workers.”
The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) set up in 2004 said: “One of the fundamental issues in conceptualisation of unorganised sector is the definition itself.
The second area of concern is the employment statistics.
A third dimension: Many of the states such as Bihar, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and West Bengal have started developing economically. These are the states from where the majority of the migrant labourers come. The migrant labour, possibly, now can find jobs near home.