Baseline Survey of women Beedi workers

Baseline survey of more than 300 women headed households of beedi workers in Jamui, Banka and Samastipur districts in Bihar and Jabalpur district in Madhya Pradesh has been conducted to empirically observe and document the life situations, livelihood conditions, access to basic needs and social security benefits of beedi workers. This survey is devised to further interventions with this marginalized community and engages with them to ensure their livelihoods and improve the life situation and to develop a cooperative of women beedi workers to make their work commercially sustainable.