A young girl from India’s Uttar Pradesh state is working as a housekeeper in a Mumbai hotel.
The hotel does not have any maids, so she is doing all the housework for her father’s company, while his father keeps the rooms clean and tidy.
A new report has revealed that India has the highest number of female housekeepers in the world.
As the government and NGOs around the world try to improve the lives of Indian women, these women are making the country a more equitable place to work and live.
But with India’s population growing to 1.2 billion people, many are worried about a shortage of domestic help.
India has a booming economy and is a major exporter of luxury goods, which are often seen as being affordable for women.
Women are often required to work long hours for low pay, but India’s government has not kept pace with the demand.
With the economy in shambles, and a rising number of children in need of extra support, the government is considering creating a special fund to help women to earn more.
The country has a strong domestic industry, but only about 10 percent of the workforce is female, and there is a shortage in women who are paid at the rate of about $8 per hour.
But as India continues to grow, the country is expected to have the highest numbers of domestic workers in the coming years, said Prashant Bhaskar, a professor of gender and women’s studies at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.
India is the largest producer of imported clothes, and this has a lot to do with the country’s low-paid workforce, said Bhaskars husband, Kunal Bhaskaris.
“Many people here say, we have to be more ambitious.
We have to have more housekeepers.
We need to have them at home,” said Kunal.
In an effort to increase domestic work opportunities for women, Bhaskari and his wife have started a company that provides services to women to help them earn a living.
In 2017, they started offering housekeeping, cleaning and other services to housekeepers from around the country.
A small group of housekeepers is helping their families, said Kavin Kaur, a manager of the company.
Kunal and his sister-in-law, Rupani, also live in the same house.
The Kaurs work as housekeepers at a private hotel in Mumbai.
It is not a job they would normally do, but Kunal said they decided to take on the job because they wanted to make a difference for the family.
“We do all the household chores, we clean and clean and do the dishes.
We are very independent and we do not have to worry about any financial obligations,” said Rupana Kaur.
“When we are done with the work, we go home and sleep.
We do not feel any pressure or stress,” said her sister- in-law.
Kailash Kaur is one of those who takes on the housekeeping duties for her parents, but it has not been easy.
“My parents are not always at home.
They have to go out for work or have to do some things outside of their homes,” she said.
“They do not want to work for a long time and they do not like doing housework.”
A growing demand for domestic help In India, it is not just the domestic help that has come to be a major issue for many.
Many of the women in the country are working to increase their earnings by earning extra money for the home.
Kaur said many people are working extra hours to earn money and this is a common trend for women in India.
“In India, there is an expectation that if you work hard and have a lot of money, you will make a good home.
This is not the case,” she explained.
Women who do not earn enough to support themselves often work long shifts without having enough to eat.
“I have had to work in a restaurant for a year and then have to work full-time in the house because my parents do not eat at home and I cannot,” said Anupam, who works as a home helper at a residential school in Mumbai’s outskirts.
She said she has worked in restaurants for 12 years and does not enjoy working at home because she is always exhausted.
“This has not changed.
I can not even sleep, so it is very hard,” she told Al Jazeera.
In a country where the government’s focus on women has been criticized, it has become a cause celebre for some, such as Kunal, who said he does not believe the government can do anything about it.
“If the government does not intervene, we will have to accept the reality that there is this growing problem of housework,” said his wife.
Kuma Dixit, a domestic help from India, said she does not work as often as her husband does, but she still does