Over 4 crore workers registered on e-Shram portal in under two months

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New Delhi [India], October 17 (ANI): Over four crore workers have registered themselves with the government’s newly launched e-shram portal, with maximum registrations coming from states like Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh , has informed the Ministry of Labor and Employment. .

According to an official release, Labor and Employment Minister Bhupendra Yadav said that by registering, the unorganized workers will be able to get the benefits of government schemes easily.

Workers in diverse occupations such as construction, apparel manufacturing, fishing, gig and platform work, street vending, domestic work, agriculture and allied, transport sectors have registered on the portal.

Some of these areas also employ a large proportion of migrant workers. All the unorganized workers including migrant workers can now take benefits of various social security and employment based schemes through registration on the e-shram portal.

According to the live data, 4.09 crore workers have registered on the portal. Of these, about 50.02 percent beneficiaries are women and 49.98 percent are men.

As per the latest data, the states of Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh lead the initiative with the highest number of registrations, as shown in the graph below. However, putting this number in perspective should be done with caution. Smaller states and union territories (UTs) certainly have fewer registered employees. Also, this campaign needs to gain momentum in states and union territories like Meghalaya, Manipur, Manipur, Goa and Chandigarh.

Given the huge amount of these two sectors in job creation in India, the largest number of registered workers are from agriculture and construction. In addition, domestic and domestic workers, garment sector workers, automobile and transport sector workers, electronics and hardware workers, capital goods workers, workers in education, health care, retail, tourism and hospitality, food industry and many other occupations have registered. Have done on this portal.

About 65.68 per cent of these registered workers are in the age group of 16-40 years and 34.32 per cent are in the age group of 40 years and above. The social composition of these workers includes Other Backward Classes (OBC) and general castes, with about 43 per cent and 27 per cent from these categories and 23 per cent and 7 per cent from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, respectively.

It is encouraging that an equal proportion of men and women have been a part of this campaign. There has been a weekly improvement in registration based on gender, with male and female workers registering in a comparable proportion, as depicted by the graph below.

This registration will facilitate delivery and access to important welfare programs and various entitlements for workers in the unorganized sector and employment, the release said. (ANI)

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