‘Mo Sahay’ App To Help Migrant Workers Find Jobs
A group of professionals, led by Professor Debi Prasad Dogra of IIT-Bhubaneswar, have developed a cross-platform application which could help migrant workers find jobs online.
The ‘Mo Sahay’ application, which is essentially an interface between migrant workers and employers, was launched three days back. The application acts as a database that stores information about skill sets of workers and connects them with prospective employers.
“Most often, the labourers aren’t able to browse through job portals to find an employment opportunity. That is why we created the application, which can be used by government and recruiters to learn about the skills of migrants are returning to the State from different parts of the country,” said Dogra.
The application stores all basic information including name, age, gender, mobile phone number, address, skills, and health status of the registered workers.
“At present, we have used three languages – Hindi, English, and Odia – for registration of migrants. Other regional languages can also be added to the application,” said Dogra.
“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 secure,” he added.
The application was developed under the guidance of Bijay Sahoo, a senior industry professional, experienced entrepreneur Suraj Kumar Gantayat, IIT Professor Manoranjan Satpathy, and about 30 students from IIT-Bhubaneswar.
Notably, the developers are in talks with CII and FICCI for a potential collaboration.