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Over 70% unorganised workers registered in year since e-Shram portal launch

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As many as 281.5 million workers were issued e-Shram cards as of August 24. (Photo: PTI/File)

Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
A little over 74 per cent of unorganised workers have registered on the e-Shram portal in the one year since its launch.

As many as 281.5 million workers were issued e-Shram cards as of August 24. While there are different estimates of unorganised workers in the country, the labour ministry pegs the number at 380 million.

The portal was launched on August 26 last year to create a national database for unorganised workers, including those working in construction, agriculture and other types of industries and services, with the main objective of providing them social security and other benefits. The workers

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First Published: Aug 25 2022 | 1:10 PM IST

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