Last Updated:  12/08/2021

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Project Pitch By: Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd


Proposed Project Title

Social protection for construction workers


Thematic Area

Gender equality, women empowerment , senior citizens and economically backward groups

Sub Thematic Area

Empowerment of Economically backward groups

Project Synopsis

The program focuses on providing construction workers with end-to-end application support to access their welfare entitlements. It aims to achieve the following: (i) Improved socio-economic conditions and the standard of living of the construction workers by ensuring ‘last-mile’ service delivery of government welfare schemes and documents (ii) Bringing more construction workers under a social security net (iii) Increased awareness of entitlements among the construction worker cohort

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
below INR 0.3 Cr
Proposed Location
Pan India, Delhi, Maharashtra

Key Project Partners

Project Status
Already Implemented-Replicable


Beneficiary Type (Primary): Construction workers
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Youth
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 3000 - 10000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done

Proposed Project Description


The precarious nature of employment, daily wage earnings, lack of critical documentation and unawareness around government schemes are a few hurdles that prevent construction workers from applying for welfare schemes and relief measures that they are entitled to. Of the 60 million construction workers in India today, only 35 million are registered under the labour welfare board (BOCW registration). A registration under the welfare board can bring them under a social security net by providing access to a host of schemes that are designed specifically for the welfare of this target group.


The Haqdarshak solution:

Under this program, at Haqdarshak, they are working to educate construction workers about and connect them with their eligible welfare schemes [including registration with the BOCW board, health and BOCW schemes, ration and DBT schemes].



  • The objective is to provide a safety net to construction workers by supporting them to access relevant
  • social security schemes and documents based on their eligibility criteria.



  • Worker well-being - Improved social and financial security for the construction workers through the unlocking of various schemes.
  • Awareness on entitlements - Workers become aware of their entitlements and apply for them. More members of the community enquire about entitlements which in turn strengthens governance.
  • High Return On Investment - Many schemes provide long term benefits to the citizens. They ensure a minimum 3-4X return on investment through a dynamic program design built to ease access to welfare.



Salient Features

  1. Supported over 97000+ construction workers across India in partnership with several developers.
  2. Their in-house technology for eligibility screening helps identify all the schemes and documents that a worker is entitled to.
  3. An average benefit value of INR 2000 can be unlocked per worker

About Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Pvt Ltd

Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Private Limited [HESPL] empowers citizens, both rural and urban, by providing easy access to relevant welfare schemes information and last-mile support for application to these schemes. This is done through HESPL’s technology platform that enables the collection of citizen information and displays eligible welfare schemes. They leverage a network of field support agents who use their tech platform for welfare services linkages. Their vision is to improve socio-economic conditions and elevate the standard of living of communities by ensuring 'last-mile' service delivery of government welfare and financial services to citizens & MSMEs.


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