e-Shram portal: 1 in 4 informal workers now on central database

The portal is the first-ever national database of unorganised workers, including migrant workers, construction workers, gig and platform workers

informal workers

26.8% informal workers registered on eShram portal

Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Almost 27 per cent of workers in the unorganised sector have registered on the e-Shram portal, which completed three months of launch on Thursday.

The portal was launched on August 27 to enable the government to frame policies for informal workers by having a centralised database for them. As many as 92.16 million workers have joined the portal as of 5 pm on Thursday. According to SBI Research, there are 344 million unorganised workers in the country.

West Bengal topped the list of workers on the portal at 22.9 per cent, followed by Uttar Pradesh at 18.9 per cent, Odisha (13.2 per cent), Bihar (10.9 per cent) and Jharkhand (5.1 per cent). The top ten states accounted for 87 per

First Published: Nov 26 2021 | 06:05 AM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com