By Yogendra

Exploring the Scheme and Its benefits

PM Vishwakarma Yojana

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PM Vishwakarma Yojana Size :

13,000 Crore

PM Vishwakarma Yojana launch :

PM Vishwakarma Scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 September 2023, on the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti at Yashobhoomi, Dwarka.

Objectives :

To enable recognition, provide skill upgradation, support for better tools, easy access to credit, incentives for digital transactions, and a platform for brand promotion and market linkages.

Benefits :

Financial assistance, skill development, tool procurement, market support, and incentive for digital transactions.

Eligibility :

Indian citizens engaged in traditional arts and crafts for at least 6 months with annual income less than Rs. 10 lakh and not availed of any other government loan for the same purpose.

How to apply :

Online through the portal of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)

18 traditional trades covered :

1. Fishing Net Maker 2. Tailor (Darzi) 3. Washerman (Dhobi) 4. Garland Maker (Malakaar) 5. Barber (Nai) 6. Doll and Toy Maker (Traditional) 


18 traditional trades covered :

7. Basket/ Mat/ Broom Maker/ Coir Weaver  8. Mason (Rajmistri)  9. Cobbler (Charmkar/ Shoesmith/ Footwear Artisan) 10. Sculptor (Moortikar)

18 traditional trades covered :

11. Stone Breaker 12. Potter (Kumhaar)  13. Goldsmith (Sonar)  14. Locksmith  15. Hammer and Tool Kit Maker  16. Blacksmith (Lohar)

18 traditional trades covered :

17. Armourer Boat Maker  18. Carpenter (Suthar)

Socio Impact:

Expected to have a significant impact on the lives of millions of traditional artisans and craftspeople in India, leading to increased income and improved livelihoods.

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If you are an artisan or craftsperson, or if you know someone who is, encourage them to apply for PM Vishwakarma Yojana.