Construction Industry in Gurgaon: Living and Working Condition of the Workers
The construction industry is the single biggest non-agricultural industry in the capitalist world. Construction sector is next to Agriculture, is the second largest economic activity in India in terms of employment and plays an important role in the nation’s economy. The performance of other sectors of the economy is interlinked with this industry which generates demand for both skilled and semi-skilled labour force. Around 16% of the nation’s working population depends on it for their livelihood.
According to the Planning Commission’s Approach to 12th Five Year Plan the contribution to the GDP by construction sector rose from Rs. 28,77,701 (2005) to Rs.49,33,183 (2009). In terms of percentage, the contribution of Construction sector to total GDP increases from 7.4 % (2005) to 8.9% (2009) — thus Construction sector accounts for around 9.0 per cent of GDP today.Details