New Delhi: The government on Sunday said that over 1 crore unorganized workers have registered since the launch of the e-shram portal on August 26. 1,03,12,095 workers have been registered in the campaign to facilitate the registration of unorganized workers on the e-shram portal. Of these, about 43 percent are women and 57 percent are men.
The e-shram portal is creating a database of workers from various sectors such as construction, apparel manufacturing, fishing, gig and platform work, street vending, domestic work, agriculture and allied, and transportation sectors. A large proportion of migrant workers work in these sectors.
As per the latest data, Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are at the forefront of this initiative with the highest number of registrations. However, keeping this number in perspective should be done with caution as the number of registered employees is less in smaller states and union territories.
According to the Economic Survey 2019-20, there are an estimated 38 crore unorganized workers in the country, who will be targeted to register on this portal. These migrant workers can also now take benefits of various social security and employment based schemes through registration on the e-shram portal.