Average workplace employs 2.24 people; more than two-thirds do not have any hired labour
With election season in West Bengal and Kerala underway, many would be interested in knowing why the Indian Left is in such dire straits. One could offer a cheeky answer to this question. An overwhelming majority of Indian workers do not come across a capitalist worthy of committing class exploitation, which would have made them gravitate towards trade unionism and Left politics in their professional lives. According to the findings of the sixth economic census—conducted between January 2013 and April 2014—the average employment size of an economic establishment in India was 2.24. An economic establishment is defined as an enterprise or part of an enterprise that is situated in a single location in which one or predominantly one kind of economic activity is carried out.
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