Government is implementing various schemes for the welfare of the labourers. In this regard, Ministry has developed eShram portal for creating a comprehensive database of unorganised workers.
The Life and Disability cover is provided through Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY).
The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (ABPMJAY) provides health cover. In order to provide old age protection to unorganised sector workers the Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) Pension Scheme in 2019.
Other schemes such as public Distribution System through One Nation One Ration Card Scheme under National Food Security Act, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Gareeb Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan, Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana, Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana, PMSVANidhi, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana etc. are also available for the unorganized workers including labourers depending upon their eligibility criteria.
Apart from these schemes, a few more schemes available are Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY, Unemployment benefit under Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY), Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan (PMGKRA), National Social Assistance Program, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan (PM-GKRA), Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM KMDY), Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi etc. Data matching exercise of eShram data with other schemes’ data has been done.
It has been found that of the eShram data (more than 28.97 crore) 20.63 crore are already availing One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC), 11.26 crore are registered in Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), 3.82 crore are registered in PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme (PM-KISAN) and 4.63 crore beneficiaries are registered in PM-Ujjwala Yojana.
During the last financial year a total of more than 1.77 crore of unorganised workers have been registered in the eShram portal in 31 different occupations.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Aug 3, 2023.