The Organisation of Production among the Ice-cream factory workers of Bira Bandhabpally, North 24 PGS, W.B, India: An anthropological perspective

This study examines a small-scale local business, specifically an ice factory in Bira, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. Employing three workers, all related, the factory has been operational since 2002. Daily production stands at 2000 units, with 1500 units sold. In addition to the core team, five ice cream tricycles riders/cart vendors are employed to distribute the ice cream in the market. The research focuses on the daily work management of the individuals and investigates whether the company’s earnings align with the workers’ lifestyles. Furthermore, it explores the economic conditions of both owners and workers through an anthropological lens.