PM Modi addresses post-budget webinar on PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the post-budget webinar on 'PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman (PM VIKAS)' on 11 March.
An overview of the news
According to the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, this is part of the series of 12 post-budget webinars being organized by the Government of India for ideas and suggestions for effective implementation of the initiatives announced in the Union Budget.
The Prime Minister said that through these schemes, the youth of the country are getting a lot of employment opportunities.
There is a need for a more targeted approachin the field of skill development to get better results and the PM-Vishwakarma scheme is a result of that thinking.
The objective of the PM-Vishwakarma scheme is not only to preserve the rich tradition of traditional artisans and craftsmen but also to develop them.
Now the skill infrastructure system needs to be changed according to their needs.
PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman Scheme
This scheme has been announced for traditional artisans and craftsmen in the budget 2023-24.
The objective of the scheme is to improve the quality and accessibility of artisans/craftsmen by integrating them with domestic and global value chains of their products/services.
The scheme includes financial support as well as access to advanced skills, training, knowledge of modern digital technologies and efficient green technologies, brand promotion and social security.
In this scheme, more attention has been given to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Women and Weaker Sections.
Under the Vishwakarma community, more than 140 castesof the country come, which cover a large population of the country.
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