This Development Viewpoint assesses the results of research on labour
conditions in the more organised and visible segments of the garment
sector in the greater Delhi area. It is part of a series of publications
produced by the ESRC-DFID Research Project on “Labour Conditions and the
Working Poor in China and India”. draws on the project paper ‘Labour
Regimes in the Indian Garment Sector: Capital-Labour Relations, Social
Reproduction and Implications for Labour Standards’, written by
Alessandra Mezzadri and Ravi Srivastava, and the extensive paper on
survey findings entitled ‘Capital-Labour Relationships in Formal Sector
Garment Manufacturing in the Delhi National Capital Region of India’,
written by Ravi Srivastava.
This research is based on direct surveys of garment workers and indepth
interviews and focus-group discussions with key informants in the sector
during 2012-2014 in what India calls its National Capital Region (NCR).
Centre for Development Policy and Research. Surveying Informalised Labour Conditions in India’s Organised Garment Sector. Development Viewpoint (2014) Number 79, July 2014, 2 pp.