For Bharathi, a Class X pass woman with two kids, life has been tough. The Bengaluru based cook would often start work at 7.30 am and not wrap up before 8 pm, with a two-hour afternoon break. Living near the factory of Bharat Earth MoversBSE -0.36 % Ltd, she would work at seven houses in the neighbourhood, earning about Rs 15,000 a month. It was precious money for a family where her husband’s watchman job brought in Rs12,000 and rent outgo alone was Rs7,500. “Working at so many houses exhausted me. The long hours meant I had no time for my children either,” says the 35-year-old.

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