71 per cent of unoganised units in rural areas: Survey

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New Delhi, Feb 28 (UNI) About 71 per cent of unorganised manufacturing enterprises in India are located in rural areas but their contribution to the Gross Value Added (GVA) during 2005-06 was 43 per cent.

According to a National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the percentage share of GVA was Maharashtra with 15.68 followed by Uttar Pradesh (14.02), West Bengal (9.63) and Gujarat (9.41) A total of 36.44 million workers were believed to be working in about 17.07 million such units.

Of the estimated Rs 87,586 crore GVA by the unorganised manufacturing units in India, urban areas contributed 57 per cent during 2005-06.

The term 'unorganised manufacturing enterprises' under the coverage of the NSSO'sd 62nd round refers to all manufacturing enterprises not covered by Annual Survey of Industries (ASI). All government and public sector undertakings were also outside the coverage.

At the all-India level, GVA per enterprise was estimated as Rs 51,307. and that of the GVA per worker as Rs 24,034.

Raw materials made up about 85 per cent of the unit's total operating expenses. 'Products and by-products manufactured' accounted for nearly 80 per cent of gross receipts of unorganised manufacturing enterprises.


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