A Group From Odisha Develops App For Employment Of Migrant Labourers
Bhubaneswar: With livelihood generation for the migrant workers, who have returned to their home states, posing a tough task for state governments, an online application has been developed by students and professionals offering an interface between the labourers and the employers across the country.
Led by Prof Debi Prasad Dogra of IIT-Bhubaneswar, the group of professors, engineering students and industry professionals from Odisha launched the application ‘Mo Sahay’ (www.mosahay.org) three days back, according to a TNIE report.
“For the labourers who cannot browse through job portals to find employment, the application offers a solution. It can be used by government and recruiters to know the skills of migrants and their health condition,” said Prof Dogra.
He further said the migrants can use the app in Hindi, English or Odia for their registration. They have to furnish basic details like name, age, gender, mobile phone number, address and skills. In the second step of registration, the worker is asked about his health condition.
“With the help of artificial intelligence, we will map the skills of the registered migrants and share their data with the industries which are in need of manpower. The data will be kept secured,” Porf Dogra said.
The application can store information about 308 skills applicable for 24 industries. At present, the group is in talks with CII and FICCI for collaborations. The application is not available in play store. It can be accessed from smartphones, computers and other gadgets.
The group that developed the app comprised IIT Professor Manoranjan Satpathy, entrepreneur Suraj Kumar Gantayat, about 30 students of IIT-BBS and other universities in Odisha. Bijay Sahoo, a senior industry professional also extended his support.