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MORE THAN 1.71 CRORE WORKERS FROM THE UNORGANIZED SECTOR REGISTERED AT E-SHRAM PORTAL

MORE THAN 1.71 CRORE WORKERS FROM THE UNORGANIZED SECTOR REGISTERED AT E-SHRAM PORTAL

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Within a month, over 1.71 crore workers from the unorganized sector have been registered at the E-Shram portal.

About the Registered Workers:

  • Almost 50% of the workers registered are female.
  • Over 78% of the registrations were completed via Common Service Centres.
  • The share of women workers improved from around 37% in week 1 to almost 50% in the latest week,i.e. week 4.
  • Data analysis based on last week showed that a substantial proportion of women workers in domestic work are registering at the portal. This is one category of occupation where women outnumber men.
  • The figure above depicts the weekly progress of the registration exercise.
  • The drive has strengthened with the mobilization of workers each week. Compared to the 2nd week with more than 19.52 lakhs registration, registrations in the 3rd and the 4th week gained exponentially. In week 4, over 69.53 lakh workers registered at the e-Shram portal.

About the e-Shram portal:

  • It was inaugurated on 26th August.
  • It was launched by Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav.
  • The portal is the 1st-ever national database of unorganised workers including migrant workers, platform workers, construction workers and gig.
  • It helps to extend the benefits of social sector schemes to the workers in the unorganized sector.

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