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Palakkad: 25.78 lakh persons from Kerala have registered in the e-SHRAM portal of workers in the unorganised sector. The workers within the age limit of 18 to 59 submitted the Aadhaar-based information in the portal within a month of its functioning. Kerala stands in the 11th position in the number of people registered in the portal.
The centre’s e-Shram Portal has been introduced to assure welfare programmes and benefits for those who are employed in the unorganised sector. An insurance of Rs 2 lakhs can be claimed, in case of death of a person. It will also be helpful for the social security benefits of the centre. The services will be provided through e-SHRAM cards distributed among the workers in the unorganised sector.
Most of the people have been registered in Kozhikode district from the state. A total of 2.97 lakhs have registered till date. Alappuzha comes second while Kannur in third position with 2.8 lakhs persons and 2.66 persons respectively. The lowest number of registration was reported from Wayanad with 80,947 persons.
Construction workers, farmers, self employed persons, Asha workers, anganwadi workers and all who are in the unorganised sector can register for free in the e-SHRAM portal with the mobile number linked with Aadhaar and passbook of a nationalised bank account.
Registration can be done online at https://register.eshram.gov.in/#/user/self, through Akshaya centres, or common services centres.
Employment department has been planning to conduct camps for registration in hill ranges, as online registration seems difficult in these regions due to poor internet connectivity. District committees with collectors as chairmen were also formed for this.