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92 percent of workers in the unorganized sector registered on the eshram portal have an income of ten thousand or less

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92 percent of workers in the unorganized sector registered on the eshram portal have an income of ten thousand or less

New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) Of the eight crore unorganized sector workers registered on the e-shram portal, 92 per cent have an income of Rs 10,000 per month or less. This information was given in the latest figures.

Of the total workers registered on the portal, 72 per cent workers belong to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC).

The e-Shram portal is meant to help create a comprehensive national database of the unorganized workers in the country. The objective of the portal is to promote the distribution of welfare schemes to over 38 crore unorganized workers in the country. It was launched on August 26, 2021.

According to the latest figures, a total of 8.01 crore unorganized sector workers have registered on the portal so far. These figures show that workers in the unorganized sector are living in poverty and most of them are from socially backward communities.

According to the data, the income of 92.37 percent of workers in the unorganized sector registered on the portal is Rs 10,000 per month or that of work, while only 5.58 percent of workers have an income between Rs 10,001 and Rs 15,000 per month.

The social category analysis of the data shows that 72.58 per cent of the registered workers are from socially backward classes. Of these, 40.44 percent are OBC, 23.76 percent SC and 8.38 percent ST. The proportion of general category workers is 27.41 percent.

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The data also revealed that 86.58 per cent workers registered on the portal have provided bank account details. Of the workers registered on the same portal, 61.4 per cent are in the age group of 18 to 40 years, while 22.24 per cent are in the age group of 40 to 50 years.

Apart from this, 51.66 percent of the registered workers are women and 48.34 percent are men.

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