Saksham

In view of COVID – 19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, which have brought acute misery and hardships to lakhs of Shramiks all across India due to migration, the Government has taken up a project for the development of dynamic app/portal for mapping of skills of migrant shramiks vis-a-vis industry requirements. The app/portal aims to address the immediate need of these shramiks for getting some gainful employment and at the same time for MSMEs and other industries to know the region/ district wise availability of skilled / semi-skilled shramiks. The app/portal to provide shramiks as well as industries a platform where the available skills can be highlighted and utilized by the local industries on a need-based rational approach. This technological intervention is also expected to help in reducing the misery of the shramiks to compulsorily travel large distances, if work/requirement is available nearby, and to industries in smoothening the sourcing of shramiks. To begin with, it has been decided to map the availability of shramiks in select districts of UP / Bihar and the requirements of shramiks / workers in the MSMEs and other industries of Mumbai / Pune region on a pilot project basis. After this, the platform would be extended on a pan India basis and would become a solution provider/enabler for shramiks as well as industries, to seek employment and get shramiks to address their respective needs.