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Boosting Indian Artisans: PM Modi's Vishwakarma Scheme



  Sep 19, 2023

Vishwakarma Scheme


What did Prime Minister Narendra Modi announce on Independence Day 2023?

He introduced the Vishwakarma Scheme, aimed at empowering artisans and craftspeople across India.

What does the Vishwakarma Scheme cover?

It encompasses 18 arts, crafts, and trades, focusing on preserving and revitalizing traditional skills.

Why is this scheme significant?

It recognizes the cultural and economic importance of artisans and aims to provide them with the support and opportunities they deserve.

What's the financial aspect of the Vishwakarma Scheme?

It has an initial outlay of Rs.13,000 crore and aims to reach 3 million artisans, offering microcredit and skills training.

How does the scheme democratize the disbursement of affordable credit?

Similar to how the NSE democratized stock trading, the Vishwakarma Scheme extends affordable credit and skills development to artisans across India.

How does it align with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat?

It embodies the spirit of self-reliance by empowering vulnerable communities and recognizing the value of traditional knowledge and skills.

What's the ultimate goal of these initiatives?

To create an inclusive, self-reliant India where every citizen enjoys dignity, a voice, and security.


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