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PM Vishwakarma: 3 Union Mins Attend Launch Of Pm Scheme For Artisans | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: Three Union ministers attended the launch of PM Vishwakarma scheme in three places of the state on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the community of artisans and craftspeople via videoconferencing from India’s largest convention and exhibition centre, named Yashobhoomi, in Dwarka.
While railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw attended the programme in Bhubaneswar, Union minister of state for women and child development Mahendra Munjapara and Union minister of state for minority affairs John Barla addressed the gathering at the ceremonies held in Puri and Sambalpur respectively.
Thousands of artisans and craftsmen participated in the event. Apart from launching the PM Vishwakarma scheme on the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti, Modi released the PM Vishwakarma logo, tagline and portal along with a customised stamp sheet, a tool kit e-booklet and video.
He distributed ‘Vishwakarma’ certificates to 18 beneficiaries, including one from Puri district. Basant Rana, a servitor who prepares the attire of sibling deities in Jagannath Temple with flowers, clothes and other supporting materials, was the recipient. He also makes garlands of flowers for the deities.
Training will be provided to 18 categories of ‘Vishwakarmas’ (artisans and craftspeople). They will be provided with collateral-free and low-interest loans up to Rs 3 lakh for purchasing indigenous tools. During the training period, they will get Rs 500 as daily allowance. A voucher worth Rs 15,000 will also be given to purchase a modern toolkit, official sources said.
The government will help in branding, packaging and marketing of the products.
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