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ShramShakti Portal

  • 25 Jan 2021
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Recently, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched “ShramShakti”- a National Migration Support Portal, to smooth the formulation of state and national level programs for migrant workers.

  • A training manual “ShramSaathi” was also launched for migrant workers.

Key Points

  • About the Portal:
    • It has been launched to collect data related to tribal migrant workers and link them with the existing welfare schemes.
  • Objectives of ShramShakti Portal:
    • To address the data gap:
      • Various data will be recorded via Shram Shakti include demographic profile, livelihood options, skill mapping and migration pattern.
      • It will help in empowering the workers who generally migrate in search of employment and income generation.
    • To help in formulation of strategies:
      • It would help the national and state governments in formulation of effective strategies and policy decisions for welfare of migrant workers at both source and destination states.
    • To address the issues various related migrants:
      • Trafficking,
      • Wages harassment issues,
      • Occupational hazards at the workplace, etc.
    • Linking with other schemes:
      • This portal will link the migrant population with the existing Welfare Schemes under Atamnirbhar Bharat.
  • Recent Government Initiatives to Help Migrant Workers:
  • Initiatives for Tribal Welfare:
    • Pradhan Manti Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY):
      • It is a market-linked tribal entrepreneurship development program for forming clusters of tribal SHGs and strengthening them into Tribal Producer Companies.
      • It also aims to set-up tribal community owned Minor Forest Produce (MFP)-centric multi-purpose Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (the Kendra) in predominantly tribal districts.
    • Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs):
      • EMRS started in the year 1997-98 to impart quality middle and high-level education to ST children in remote areas and enable them to have access to the best opportunities in education at par with the non ST population.
      • These are being set up by grants provided under Article 275(1) of the Constitution.
    • The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED):
      • TRIFED came into existence in 1987. It is a national-level apex organization functioning under the administrative control of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
      • TRIFED has its key objectives of promoting tribal art & craft, hand looms and set-up tribal community owned Minor Forest Produce (MFP)-centric multi-purpose Van Dhan Vikas Kendras.

Source:PIB

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