Over 1 crore informal workers registered on e-Shram portal

NEW DELHI: Over one crore unorganised workers have registered themselves on e-Shram portal, the labour ministry said on Sunday.
More than 1 crore unorganised workers registered on e-Shram portal, which is India’s first national database on unorganised workers, the ministry said in a statement.
The drive to facilitate registration of migrant workers on e-Shram portal received huge attention since its launch on August 26, 2021, it added.
In almost 24 days, over 1 crore workers have registered at the portal, according to the statement.
This is the first-ever concentrated step towards generating a comprehensive database of the unorganised workers from different sectors like construction, apparel manufacturing, fishing, gig and platform work, street vending, domestic work, agriculture and allied, transport sector and so on.
An overwhelming proportion of migrant workers are engaged in these sectors of work.
These migrant workers also can now take the benefits of various social security and employment-based schemes through registration at the e-Shram portal.
As per the Economic Survey 2019-20, there are an estimated 38 crore unorganised workers (UW) in the country, which would be targeted to register on this portal.
During the launch of and subsequent handover of the website to the states, Union Minister of Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change Bhupender Yadav and Minister of State Rameshwar Teli underscored that the states will be the primary agency to mobilise and register the unorganised sector workers of their respective state/UTs on the e-Shram portal.


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