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165k unorganised workers registered on first day of e-Shram portal launch

Workers registered on the portal would be given accidental insurance cover

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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
About 165,000 workers in the unorganised sector registered themselves on the e-Shram portal on the first day of its launch on Thursday. 

The portal, which aims to build a comprehensive database of unorganised workers in the country, would ensure the formalisation of the workforce, industry bodies said.

After unveiling the portal, Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav said there were an estimated 380 million workers in the unorganised sector, and the platform would help provide the benefits of various central and state welfare schemes to them, particularly in times like these.

There are varying estimates of the number of unorganised workers. According to

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First Published: Aug 26 2021 | 7:19 PM IST

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