Indian fares poorly on work-life balance, average working hours amongst highest in the world

Indian fares poorly on work-life balance, average working hours amongst highest in the world

27 February 2019: The National Sample Survey Office undertook its first periodic labour force survey (PLFS) seeking to measure working hours and other metrics of working life in India. According to this report, average working hours in India are among some of the highest in the world.

Indians worked 53-54 hours/week and 46-47 hours/week on an average in urban and rural areas respectively in the period July 2017-June 2018. Long working hours are leading to stress, fatigue and other work related ailments.

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