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'Mumbai's youth concerned about lack of time for exercise'

Posted on Nov 29, 10:21PM | UNI

A survey by Young Bombay Forum, the youth arm wing of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), has revealed that besides endless commuting and lack of affordable housing, most of Mumbai's working youth are concerned about lack of time to indulge in any form of exercise.

The primary objective of the survey, conducted earlier this year by IMRB, was to understand what the working youth think about life in Mumbai at work and beyond it.

About a 1,000 working individuals in Mumbai from across 560 small, medium and large enterprises in the age group of 21-35 years were included in this survey. These youth were single, married, residents of the city and those here on work from other states.

The survey included questions on job oopportunities, income levels, stress factors at work, work-life balance, job satisfaction, availability of housing, healthcare, education and culture, among others.

The working youth are the drivers of the economy and this is even more relevant in Mumbai -- the commercial capital of India. What the working youth think is indicative of how the city stacks up on various parameters.

The survey has brought to the fore some genuine problems being faced by the youth of Mumbai, said Ashith Kampani, chairperson, Young Bombay Forum.

Deepa Mathew, group business director, IMRB International, said 'This survey has given us an insight about what the working youth in Mumbai really feel like. While Mumbai is on its way to becoming a world-class city, meeting the aspiration and addressing the issues of its working youth is imperative.'