ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Poverty and Health Status of Beedi Workers in Andhra Pradesh

A study of beedi-rolling households in Andhra Pradesh reveals that workers continue in this informal industry despite poor wages, exploitation by middlemen, absence of social security and adverse impact on health simply because they have no alternative. This study offers a people’s perspective on the design and implementation of suitable and sustainable alternative livelihoods for thousands of workers, predominantly women, who depend on beedi rolling to augment household income.
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