PM Modi Announces ‘Vishwakarma Scheme’ From September
15 August, 2023 | Anamika Singh Parihar
PM Modi introduced the Vishwakarma program during the 77th Independence Day, aiding those with traditional skills through a budget of ₹13,000-₹15,000 crore. Focused on professions like barbers, go...
On the 77th Independence Day celebration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a speech from the Red Fort, where he unveiled the Vishwakarma program. This initiative is aimed at supporting individuals with conventional expertise and will receive funding ranging from ₹13,000 crore to ₹15,000 crore.
The Vishwakarma Scheme was announced in the Budget of 2023.
According to the PM Modi, this program is specifically designed for proficient occupations such as barbers, goldsmiths, washermen, and others. The scheme is scheduled to be introduced in the upcoming month, precisely in September, coinciding with the observance of Vishwakarma Jayanti. This significant day, Vishwakarma Jayanti, is marked on September 17, 2023.
The primary objective of the PM Vishwakarma Scheme is to enhance the excellence, expansion, and accessibility of items and services produced by artisans and craftsmen. The scheme also seeks to link them with both the national and international value chains, leading to the economic upliftment of these laborers.
This is particularly significant for individuals from marginalized backgrounds, including Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Communities, women, transgenders, and other vulnerable segments of society.
During his speech, PM Modi highlighted the crucial contribution of women in propelling the nation towards elevated levels of progress and advancement.
PM Modi also said, “I want to thank the mothers, sisters, and daughters of my country for their capability. I pay my deep regards to our parivaarjans, our farmers, and our laborers. Our professionals, be they scientists, engineers, nurses, teachers, or professors, are giving their best to ensure a bright future, or Maa Bharti.”
He expressed his gratitude toward farmers for their contributions to India’s progress in agriculture. When PM Modi arrived at the Red Fort, he was greeted by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt, Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane, and the heads of the three armed forces.