Data Bank project for registration of migrant workers in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, June 28: Kerala government will kick-start a data bank project during the current financial year to complete the registration of migrant workers from other states, Labour Minister T P Ramakrishnan said here today.

He was replying to a calling attention motion of James Mathew in the Assembly, seeking necessary steps for registration of lakhs of migrant workers from others states in Kerala, under the Kerala Migrant Workers Welfare Scheme, 2010.

Ramakrishnan said only about 53,000 persons have been registered in the scheme so far.

“There are some practical difficulties for forceful registration of migrant workers,” he said.

The accurate number of the workers has not yet been tabulated, he said.