The PM Vishwakarma scheme is a new initiative by the Indian government to support and empower the workers with traditional skills, such as pottery, blacksmithing, construction, tailoring, and boat-building. The scheme was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day 2023 and approved by the Cabinet with a budget of ₹13,000 crore. The main benefits of the scheme are:
- The workers will receive formal recognition for their skills through the PM Vishwakarma certificate and ID card, which will help them access social security schemes, credit facilities, and market linkages.
- The workers will also get training and upskilling opportunities to enhance their productivity and quality of their products and services .
- The scheme will also promote the preservation and promotion of the traditional crafts and culture of India, which are facing challenges due to modernization and competition .
The PM Vishwakarma scheme is expected to benefit around 7 crore workers across the country who are engaged in various traditional occupations
Q.: What is the main objective of the PM Vishwakarma scheme?
a) Providing financial aid to farmers
b) Supporting traditional artisans and craftspeople
c) Promoting digital literacy in rural areas
d) Enhancing urban infrastructure
Ans : b) Supporting traditional artisans and craftspeople