Bengaluru IT sector loses Rs 24,000 crore a year because of workers’ poor health, lifestyle habits


Weakness and terrible way of life propensities are costing India’s Silicon Valley billions of dollars every year.

Bengaluru’s data innovation area loses Rs 24,000 crore ($3.5 billion) every year because of its representatives’ physical dormancy, an absence of passionate and psychological wellness, poor physical wellbeing, terrible eating routine, and substance misuse, as indicated by the exploration and warning firm RedSeer Consulting. The examination depended on meetings with more than 500 representatives crosswise over 10 driving IT organizations in the city, other than auxiliary research.


Bengaluru is the worldwide central command of a portion of India’s biggest IT re-appropriating firms, for example, Infosys, Wipro, and Mindtree. The city additionally houses the India base camp of worldwide innovation firms like IBM and Microsoft.

Bengaluru represents nearly $50 billion of India’s $165-billion IT industry, the report says. Along these lines, misfortunes because of weakness and way of life propensities add up to about 7% of the aggregate income earned by the city’s innovation firms.



Experts in the age gathering of 30 years to 40 years are the most powerless with regards to harboring unfortunate way of life propensities, the overview appeared. This age amass likewise adds to the greatest offer (42%) of the misfortunes.

For the more youthful parcel of geeks in Bengaluru, the most concerning issue is terrible eating routine, while for the more established ones it is dormancy and absence of physical wellbeing. Substance misuse is a typical issue no matter how you look at it.

“We accept there is an underlying limit among workers for physical movement and, accordingly, organizations can join forces with wellness players who can include representatives to decrease the edge,” said Ujjwal Chaudhry, relate executive at the Bengaluru-based RedSeer.

As far as taking care of passionate and psychological well-being the point at which the Indian IT industry is doing combating a logjam in outside business sectors, occupations getting to be out of date, and firms presenting serious cost-cutting measures, “we trust organizations should take activities to enable representatives to lessen mental worry through explicit projects which will reflect in higher efficiency”, he said.


Geeks themselves are additionally exploring different avenues regarding their very own pressure busters, from attempting the 2,500-year-old vipassana contemplation to taking up combative techniques.

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