90 pc labourers in India are still uninsured

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90 pc labourers in India are still uninsured

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 | SR | Bhopal

India's largest app for construction workers and contractors, projecthero, has released its app usage report ahead of India's 74th Republic Day. projecthero's usage statistics for 2022 demonstrate a concerning picture: a large majority of contractors across major Indian cities are not paying labourers the government-mandated minimum wage.

Delhi is the lowest paying among all cities, while Hyderabad is the highest. Moreover, less than 10% of jobs make contributions to the employee's Provident Fund and provide Employee State Insurance coverage. This data has been collated from the jobs posted and application patterns on the projecthero app.

projecthero is a construction tech startup, aiming to help build India's $160 billion construction market. In 2022, projecthero raised $ 3.2 Mn from Ankur Capital and Omidyar Network India. projecthero lets construction workers create profiles, connect with other workers, and apply to high-paying jobs on its platform. At the same time, contractors can also create profiles and either hire workers on the platform or apply to open projects.

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