Urban Economic Activities and Livelihood: A Case of Autowalas

  • Harish Tigari Assistant Professor & Co-ordinator, Davan PG Studies, Davangere, Karnataka, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3770-6045
  • G S Varsha Process Associate, Flatworld Group, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • S Venkatesha Commerce Lecturer, ALFA PU College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Keywords: Urban, Economic Activities, Livelihood, Autowalas


The basic needs like food, shelter, cloth, and other secured necessities are the gross root level requirements of every human being. And even it drives to do economic activities for their livelihood. In India, urbanization characterized by employment argument, and it deals with different sectarian economic activities like infrastructure, service, hospital, education, industries, and transportation. In an urban transportation system, the auto has a centric position because of its coverage network in cities. So the present study attempts to investigate the centric transportation system in urban areas, i.e., auto-rickshaw service, by analyzing the socio-economic lifestyle of auto drivers and economics of auto wallas. The main objective of the study is to explore the socio-economic condition of auto wallas. The study also highlights the educational qualification, marital status, residence, and type of family, savings, borrowings, and economic position of auto wallas in Davangere city.

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