e-SHRAM portal is the national database of the unorganized sector workers. It was launched by the Central Government on August 26. With this portal, the Government aims to register 38 crore workers employed in the unorganized sector. The individuals registered in this portal will receive an e-Shram card containing 12-digit unique number, which will help in the providing social security covers.
Nearly a month since the launch, the Ministry of Labour and Employment had announced that more than 1 crore workers have been registered in the e-SHRAM portal. Of these, 43 per cent of the beneficiaries are female.