Bhubaneswar: It seems Odisha has the maximum number of workers in the unorganized sector. As per the data provided by the e-SHRAM portal dashboard, Odisha topped the list of States and UTs in which workers from the unorganised sector registered themselves on the website.
A maximum of 90,60,503 workers from Odisha registered themselves in the e-SHRAM portal. The Ganjam district in the State has the highest number of 8,91,732 workers in the unorganized sector.
While 2,11,98,073 male persons of the State have registered in the portal, 2,12,71,991 females from the informal sector got themselves registered.
People in 18-40 years in the State were the highest number of age bracket who registered with the e-SHRAM portal.
Of the total persons registered in the State, 97.06% were migrant workers.
The e-SHRAM data further shows 94.11% of the workers registered from Odisha were having Rs 10,000 and less than monthly income.
Notably, the e-SHRAM portal is developed by the Ministry of Labour & Employment to create a National Database of Unorganized Workers, which will be seeded with Aadhaar. It will have details of name, occupation, address, educational qualification, skill types and family details etc. for optimum realization of their employability and extend the benefits of the social security schemes to them.
Once get registered, the unorganized workers will get a digital e-SHRAM card and have a universal account number that will be acceptable across the country.