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Finance Minister announces PM-VIKAS package for artisans and craftspeople

Category : National
Published on: February 03 2023 Share on facebook

  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a package of assistance for artisans and craftspeople while presenting the Union Budget 2023-24 in Parliament. 
  • The newly-conceptualised Pradhan Mantri Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman (PM-VIKAS) scheme will enable the country’s artisans to improve the quality, scale, and reach of their products, integrating them with the Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSME) value chain.
  • Traditional artists in the country will benefit from the scheme.
  • Traditional artisans and craftspeople who work with their hands and tools have brought fame to India for centuries. They are commonly known as Vishwakarma.
  •  Their art and handicrafts exemplify the true spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat. For the first time, a package of assistance has been conceptualised for them.
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