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Info-pedia / 28 Mar 2024

Info Pedia : E-Shram Portal



  • The Supreme Court directed states and Union territories (UTs) to provide ration cards to all migrant labourers registered with the e-Shram portal within two months.
  • Out of around 29 crore registrants on the e-shram portal, around 8 crore do not have ration cards and do not receive subsidized food grains under National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013.

e-Shram portal

  • The portal was launched in 2021 with the aim of creating a national database of unorganised workers (NDUW). 
  • It helps to implement social security services for unorganized workers.
  • The portal uses Aadhaar to deliver social security benefits and ensure that the benefits are portable to migrant and construction workers at their workplaces.
  • Providing crucial data to tackle national crises like pandemics effectively.