Pack Animal Driver

Mule Driver

Donkey Driver

Camel Driver

Bullock Driver

The tasks a Pack Animal Driver is expected to perform include:

Driving animals laden with goods and materials to be transported from one place to another

Loading and unloading animals

Driving them walking or riding

Feeding animals and cleaning stables

Proficient in loading and unloading animals

Knowledge of driving them walking or riding

Basic knowledge of feeding animals and cleaning stables

Will be updated

Work independently

Willing to perform laborious tasks



It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum eight and half hours of working everyday for six days a week

May have to work in shifts

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, stress, injury etc.

Rate of wages - INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)


The farm family needs to move small quantities of inputs to the farm, harvested crops from field to home (often over rough terrain), and small surpluses to market. Small vehicles traveling at low speed over simple roads and tracks seem to best match for this need. In fact, the animal-drawn cart in most developing countries still dominates this activity. In India, it has been seen that the total national investment in bullock carts exceeds the investment in either the national railroads or the national road network, and the number of ton-miles of material moved is comparable. Recognizing that bullock carts are going to be part of the Indian transport network for many years to come, organizations such as the Indian Institute of Management have initiated work to improve cart designs through better bearings, lighter frames, and wheels less damaging to roadways. They are also developing harnesses that are not injurious to the draft animals (see The Management of Animal Energy Resources and the Modernization of the Bullock Cart System).


Across hilly areas and construction sites in India