Gawala (Seller)

The tasks a Milkman is expected to perform include:

Delivering milk door-to-door to regular customers and selling milk, curd, etc. to customers from his shop or fixed place

Ensuring that the milk-cans are washed properly

Filling the necessary quantity of milk in the milk-cans

Going to regular customers on foot or on cycle

Collecting money from customers on a monthly basis

Proficient in estimating the requirement for purchasing milk from wholesale dealers

Proficient in milking the cow or buffalo

Ability to ride a cycle

Proficient in delivering milk as required

Knowledge of keeping a day-to-day record of the milk delivered

Physically fit

Good numerical skills

Knowledge of selling milk and other dairy products to customers from his shop or place

Good interpersonal skills




Good communication skills



It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 5/7 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week

Shift system is available

Self-employment in an option in this case working hours and working days are flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include working for long hours, carrying heavy milk-cans, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of injury, tiredness, back pain, body aches, etc.

Will be updated

Current and Future Trends of the Organized Retail Sector in India

The Indian retail industry estimated at US$ 435 billion is expected to witness a CAGR of 18.1% over the next 4-5 years and reach US$ 848 billion. Penetration of organized players is estimated to increase to 11% from the current level of 7% with the organized segment projected to grow at approximately 29% CAGR. The Indian retail industry has been growing at a steady pace fuelled by factors like changing lifestyles, rising disposable incomes, favourable demographics, and easy credit availability.

Retail is one of the largest employers of the Indian workforce with about 90% of employment concentrated in frontend/retail customer associate profiles at store level operations. Soft skills such as communication skills and interpersonal skills are the key criteria for employability for both entry level and middle level jobs at the store-end. This industry currently employs over 31 million people in conventional retail segments and an additional 7.6 million in specialized retail segments like QSR, auto and jewellery retail as on 2013. The employment base of the industry is expected to reach 40.4 million by 2022 in conventional retail segments and 15.55 million in specialized retail segments. This would translate into an additional 17.35 million employment opportunities during the period 2013-22.

Dairy farms across India

Milk producing companies across India


Town and cities across India