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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