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Shramshakti- Migrant Workers Portal | UPSC
Ministry of Tribal Affairs Virtually Launches “Shramshakti” Digital Data Solution for Migrant Workers
WHY IN NEWS:
The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda virtually through Video Conference launched “ShramShakti”, a National Migration Support Portal at a programme held at Panjim, Goa today.
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 1 : 3 : Tribals : Digital Inclusion
SHRAMSHAKTI- MIGRANT WORKERS PORTAL
The portal would effectively help in the smooth formulation of state and national level programs for migrant workers.
SOURCES : PIB
The various data that will be recorded via Shram Shakti include demographic profile, livelihood options, skill mapping and migration pattern.
Tribal migrant workers often have low awareness about their rights and entitlements and ways to access services.
Also these migrants are unaware about social security in source and destination areas.
After training via this module, tribal migrant workers will be able to demand and access services, rights and entitlements related to livelihood and social security at their village before migration.
Also they can avail these services after migration at destination towns and cities.
Goa is going to be first destination state of India to set up dedicated migration cell to address diverse issues of migrant workers.
The cell would address multiple needs of migrants – legal support, skill development, job linkages, access to public services health, insurance, financial inclusion.
NEED FOR A MIGRANTS PORTAL
The lack of real time data of migrants was the biggest challenge for state and national governments in formulating effective strategies and policy decisions for welfare of migrant workers at both source and destination states.
Migrants all over the country had to face after lockdown was announced due to the pandemic caused by corona virus.
The migration of tribal population is distress-driven and the migrants are exposed to difficult and unsafe conditions.
The tribal migration repository, Shram Shakti would be able to successful able to address the data gap .
This portal will empower migrant workers who generally migrate in search of employment and income generation.
It would also help the government for linking the migrant population with existing Welfare Scheme- under Atam Nirbhar Bharat.