Factory jobs rose 4.1% in fiscal 2010

Salaries, however, grew by 13.6 per cent

Factory jobs rose 4.1% in fiscal 2010

Total employment in industries in India in terms of number of persons engaged rose by 4.1 per cent while salary grew by 13.6 per cent in 2009-10 year-on-year, according to government’s official data.

Among all the industries, food products generated the highest employment of 12.5 per cent followed by textiles 11.7 per cent, basic metals 7.6 per cent, wearing apparel 7.3 per cent and other non-metallic mineral products 6.8 per cent, Chief Statistician TCA Anant told reporters here.

“Compensation to employees rose by 13.6 per cent in current prices and 11.1 per cent in real terms,” said Anant, who is also the secretary of the ministry of statistics and programme implementation.

According to provisional results of the annual survey of industries, total number of estimated factories rose by 2.3 per cent to 1,58,877.  Among the industries, highest number of factories was observed in food products, which accounts for about 16.5 per cent of the total factories in all industries followed by other non-metallic mineral products 11 per cent and textiles 8.4 per cent.

Among the states, highest number of factories was observed in Tamil Nadu 16.9 per cent followed by Maharashtra 12.2 per cent, Andhra Pradesh 10.8 per cent , Gujarat 9.8 per cent and Uttar Pradesh 6.9 per cent.

Field work for the survey was carried out during 2010-11 throughout the country with a reference period coinciding with the fiscal year 2009-2010.

The total sample size for the survey was 61,080 which represented about 30 per cent of the total population and was drawn adopting stratified circular sampling procedure, the official statement said.

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