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Masons get the highest wages in rural India

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New Delhi, July 5 (UNI) The highest-paid occupation for men in rural India is masonry with masons in Kerala topping with a daily wage of Rs 188.

Compared to the all-India average daily wage of Rs 121.32-Rs 123.56 for a male mason, their counterparts in Kerala get an average daily wage of Rs 188.42, according to the latest figures available with the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Masonry is ranked among seven non-agricultural occupations as the highest-paid occupation for men in rural India.

Masons in Jammu and Kashmir come next in the highest-paid category after Kerala with an average daily wage of Rs 182.78 followed by masons in Himachal Pradesh at Rs 182.50.

The daily wage for masons in Manipur is the lowest at Rs 83.89 while the masons in West Bengal too get a low Rs 95.01.

Other workers with better wages in rural India after masons are carpenters and blacksmiths. Carpenters receive an average daily wage of Rs 111.97 while blacksmiths get Rs 80.81.

For women, the highest-paid non-agricultural occupation is sweeping with an all-India average daily wage varying between Rs 47.34 and Rs 50.36.

Sweeping is, however, the lowest-paid occupation for men with an all-India average daily wage of Rs 50.92.

Among women, unskilled workers get the lowest daily wage of Rs 44.93.

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