15 welfare schemes for unorganized sector introduced by the Government of India

March 28, 2021

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This article is written by Aditee Arya, student of BBALLB’8 from Gittaratan International Business School affiliated to GGS Indraprastha University.


The article at first gives a brief definition to what an organized sector is and who are those who works under this sector. What areas of industries are covered by the unorganized sector in India. It also most of all focuses on some schemes and projects that the government of India be it central government or state government has introduced in the country for the social security and protection of unorganized sector employees and employers as well. 

The article covers some latest and some old schemes which has created some difference in the situation of the unorganized sector. There have been many numbers of schemes brought up the governments. It will show to what extent the government spends on this scheme from the budget and how far has they reached to them. It will discuss the eligibility of those who can enroll themselves for the scheme and how much benefitted they will be if they avail the benefits as said under the several schemes by the government.


  1. If it a small-scale entity and has a local ownership.
  2. If it does not have any legal status.
  3. If it is flexible in fixation of prices.
  4. If it does not have proper packaging and production.
  5. Its entry and exit from the market are easy.
  6. Employees of unorganized sector have lower security in job, and they are more victimized by their employers in context of unfair practices like termination of job, less wages, less no. of holidays and more work and discrimination in workplace etc.

Starting with the latest schemes we will find these two-scheme bought by the government of India:

1. National Pension Scheme For Traders And The Self-employed Persons

2. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana

3. Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Protsahan Yoajna

4. Aam Aadmi Bima Yoajna

5. Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

6. Central Sector Scheme For Rehabilitation Of Bonded Labourer, 2016

7. Gatidhara Scheme For Self-employment

8. Grant In Aid Scheme To NGO’s For Welfare Of Women Labour

9. Atal Pension Yojana

10. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

11. Revised Integrated Housing Scheme

12. Garib Kalyan Rozgar Yojana

13. Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana

14. Deen Dayal Updhyaya Antyodaya Yojana (Day)

15. Nirman Kamgar Awas Shayata Yojana 

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