Stark reality of the self-employed
Only 4% of the self-employed are job-creators while the rest run small enterprises either on their own or with the help of unpaid family members
65% of women engaged in self-employment earned less than ₹5,000 per month, shows data
For all of independent India’s recorded history, a majority of the workforce in the country has been self-employed. However, it is only in the past few years that self-employment has been touted as an answer to India’s employment challenge.