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Unorganised Labour Initiatives and Migrant Workers Children Welfare

  • 16 Dec 2023
  • 5 min read

Source: PIB

Why in News?

The Ministry of Labour & Employment recently highlighted measures designed to safeguard the interests of unorganised labour in a written response presented in the Rajya Sabha.

  • Additionally, the ministry addressed welfare facilities for the children of migrant workers.

What are the Highlighted Initiatives Related to Unorganised Labour?


  • Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, mandates the Government to provide Social Security to the workers of the unorganized sector by formulating suitable welfare schemes on matters relating to life and disability cover, health and maternity benefits, old age protection etc.
    • The term unorganized worker has been defined under the Unorganized Workers' Social Security Act, 2008, as a home-based worker, self-employed worker or a wage worker in the unorganized sector.
    • As per the survey carried out by the National Sample Survey Organization in the year 2011-12, the total employment in both organized and unorganized sectors in the country was of the order of 47 crore. Out of this, about 39 crore are in the unorganized sector.

What are the Welfare Facilities for Children of Migrant Workers?

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