Kamdham is a user-friendly mobile-based app to help reverse migrants families/ individuals to register themselves with skill set details. The application can map individuals by their skill details by location, set up skill guilds and can support these individuals for alternative work provisions within their district or state. This can create greater opportunity for reversed migrants at local, state and national level by setting up the technology-based platform and promote gig-economy.

Problem highlights:

  1. Gig-Economy Crashed
  2. Reverse migration create pressure on the local economy
  3. No Database for skilled and unskilled labors
  4. Unsecured and informal placement
  5. No clue about what next


  1. Creating Database with skill set by location
  2. Provisioning for skill accreditation
  3. Registering multi-actor to creating B2B and B2G interface
  4. Creating a database business hub interface

Intermediate Outcome:

  1. Skilled based collectives evolved and MSMEs are promoted
  2. Local entrepreneurs emerged to create service sector models - new upcoming industries books for certified workforce team


  1. 10 million Reversed migrants have dignified resilient livelihood engagement.
  2. The gig-economy process would be established with at list 1 Lac registrations from Jharkhand and Bihar. Technology-based registration of labour market would be open for all states.
  3. Establishing interface, registration provision for employers, contractors.
  4. 15 days to 3 months skill crash course for certifications for the skilled labour force so that they are accredited &get higher scope of engagements.
  5. The database would be created for anyone seeking for engagement by skill type and non-skill type. Within 6 months the app will be able to create a visible system in place to start creating job opportunities.

The trends KamDham would set:

  1. Employment creation with the power to easily discover job seekers and job providers by replacing middlemen.
  2. Gig Economy through the mouth to mouth propaganda will be eliminated by providing wide-scale information on the job opportunities
  3. Web-based technology, the transaction cost for outsourcing non-core activities would reduce and facilitate an increase in the number of tasks
  4. A rise in start-ups which are outsourcing many activities to expert service providers on a contractual basis

Consumers for On-Demand Services:

Service seekers are moving towards a gig economy for reasons such as cost-cutting and skilled workforce.

  1. Corporate find it cheaper to employ freelancers to perform specific tasks by avoiding the traditional administrative and compliance costs associated with regular employees.
  2. With an increase in the on-demand services for specific tasks as per business needs, it is now flexible and affordable to hire people skilled in such services.
  3. A gig economy offers a symbiotic relationship where both the service seeker and the service provider have equal freedom to look for options that cater to their specific needs.


Network for Enterprise Enhancement and Development Support (NEEDS), a trust established in 1998, to intervene in selected poverty-stricken pockets of Bihar and Jharkhand to bring a significant change in the life of women, children and the community. NEEDS collaborates with Government, Philanthropies, Bilateral & Multilateral agencies and private sector, like UNDP, European Union, WHH, GiZ, DKA/ KFB Austria, VSO/ UK & India, Trickle Up/ USA & India, Infosys, Water Aid, Save the Children, Tata Trusts, NABARD, BRLF, CINI, HDFC Bank CSR and others.

NEEDS continues to support the roll-out of Government flagship programs and schemes by frequently being appointed by the Government as Resource Organization, Nodal Agency, Mother NGO, Auditor, Advisor & Consultant to advise, implement, monitor and evaluate as well as to coordinate with other CSOs and CBOs for integrated efforts. NEEDS is the member of various committees of Government viz. State Resource Team of Gram Panchayat Development Planning (GPDP), Resource Team Member of MGNREGA convergence for horticulture in Jharkhand, Member of Gram Panchayat performance rating team, District Nutrition Resource Team. NEEDS is also a distinguished partner of the Jharkhand State NRLM- JSLPS.

NEEDS has received national and international appreciation, recognition and numerous awards- Planning Commission, GoI (Niti Ayog now); Department of Science and Technology, GoI, Credibility Alliance; Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs; Chanakya Award- 2013 for Best NGO in Bihar; India NGO Award 2009 and 2013; Vodafone Foundation & DEF- WIN: Women & Innovation; South Asia mBillionth Award 2011, NASSCOM's Leading Changemaker- 2015, to name a few.

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