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e-portal for database on unorganised workers to come up on Thursday

Single-point reference to help authorities track workers in informal sector

economy, growth, jobs, unorganised, workers
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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
For the first time, the country will have a database of unorganised workers. The e-Shram portal will be launched by Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav on Thursday to integrate social welfare schemes for these workers in coordination with states and trade unions.
 
The government aims to register all  workers in the unorganised sector on this portal, said officials. There are varying estimates on the number of unorganised workers. 
 
According to the Economic Survey (2018-19), 93 per cent of the total workforce in India is in the unorganised sector. 
 
According to an estimate, the total workforce in the country

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First Published: Aug 25 2021 | 6:20 PM IST

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