Labour Dept registers 26,000 migrant workers-

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KOCHI: The Labour Department has registered 26,000 migrant workers in Ernakulam district under the insurance project of the state government. The department has started facilitation centres in the district and deployed several officers for registering migrant workers under the scheme.“The department is primarily targeting workers in Ernakulam. Registration of workers from other states under the insurance scheme started from October 20. In the last two weeks, we registered 26,000 labourers in Ernakulam,” A Alexander, Additional Labour Commissioner, told ‘Express.’ 

“The target is to register one lakh migrant workers in Ernakulam by December 31. Across Kerala, five lakh migrant labourers will be registered,” he said. Alexander said several teams under various assistant labour officers have been constituted to register migrant workers under the scheme. “The workers are registered online. Our officers collect the address and biometric details of workers and directly register it online. It is the first project under which online registration is being held. Even Aadhaar is an offline project,” he said.