9624-Water and firewood collectors

Job Title: 

Water and firewood collectors

Job Description: 

Water and firewood collectors collect water and firewood and transport them on foot or using hand or animal carts.


Tasks include

  • cutting and collecting wood from forests for sale in market or as fuel or for own consumption
  • visiting forests or fields to pick pieces of dried wood from ground and arranging them in heaps
  • cutting decayed branches and trunks of trees using axe and hand -saw
  • tying collected wood into small faggots and carrying them or transporting them on a cart to the market for sale or to village or household for use
  • drawing water from wells, rivers or ponds etc. for domestic use
  • collecting water in leather bags, buckets or other containers from taps, rivers, ponds or wells and delivering the water to work sites, the houses of clients or to own household for drinking, cleaning of drains or storage in tanks.
Specific Occupations: 

Firewood collector

Water collector/ Bhishti (water carrier)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2446