Average Daily Wage Rate in Rural India
The daily wage rate data received from the different villages are first normalized for eight hours working day and then the simple arithmetic average of these normalized daily wage rates is worked out. State-wise averages are restricted only to those occupations where the number of quotations is five or more in order to avoid inconsistency in wages paid to different categories of workers on account of difference in number of quotations. The average wage rates at all-India level are derived by dividing the sum total of wages of the measured states by the number of quotations. At all-India level also, the number of quotations for working out occupation-wise averages are restricted to five or more. State-wise as well as All-India average daily wage rates in respect of agricultural and non agricultural occupations in Rural India have been furnished in data.
Agricultural occupations include Animal Husbandry incl Poultry, Dairy and Herdsman, General Agricultural incl Watering and Irrigation, Harvesting, Winnowing, Threshing, Herdsman, Horticulture incl Nursery Growers and Fishermen Inland, Loggers and Wood Cutters, Packaging,Picking, Plant Protection of Pesticides and Treating Seeds, Ploughing, Tilling, Sowing including Planting, Transplanting and Weeding, Threshing, Transplanting, Weeding, Well Digging, Cane Crushing and Winnowing etc.
Non agricultural occupations include Blacksmith, Carpenter, Bamboo and Cane Basket Weavers, Handicraft, Cobbler, construction includes Roads, Dams, Industrial and Project Construction,Well Diggers, Electrician, Plumbers, Porters, Loaders, Sweeper, Sweeping, Cleaning, Tractor Driver, Unskilled Labors, Weavers and Beedi Makers.