Economically the people in the villages are very poor and thus Mahajans and upper class from nearby towns are exploiting them. Government of Rajasthan has taken initiative to start many programmes for their upliftment, but due to the lack of awareness among the people the programmes do not trickle down to them. Therefore, the sources of income are very less and since last 6 – 7 years there are very less rains in the area, this has added up to their agony. Whatever little source of income they had have been washed away due to less rainfall. The economy of the villagers is based on agriculture.
There are no industries in the block, which are working
in villages. Women in Tribals are equally share the economy of a
household and the 50% and in some instances female of the family
earns up to 75% of the income e.g. She is involved in collection
of forest produce and selling the same in nearby markets. This cycle
shows that the main bread earner is a woman in a family.
The problem of Child Labour is becoming acute due to the drought seasons. One can see two-three child labors in service sectors such as hotels and private hospitals and in grocery shops etc. To put in percentages it is not less than 10% and in Abu Road itself it is around 2-3%, rest of the children are engaged in hazardous jobs in Gujarat those who have migrated from this block along with their parents.
Migration is a major source of livelihood in tribal (42%), about 64% people migrates in search of labour every year to nearby cities and in Gujarat. Migration is on peak during the month of November – December and return back to their home before Holi.