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Vishwakarma Yojana: ‘vishwakarma Yojana Will Reinvigorate Artisans’ |

Coimbatore: Union minister of state for finance Pankaj Chaudhary said the 13,000 crore PM Vishwakarma Yojana (scheme) will reinvigorate traditional crafts and encourage artisans and craftspeople involved in age-old trades. He was speaking at a launch event for the scheme held at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in the city on Sunday.
Around 200 craftsmen and members of Vishwakarma Sangh participated in the launch event in the city. Coimbatore South MLA Vanathi Srinivasan was also present on the occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the 13,000 crore PM Vishwakarma Yojana scheme at Dwarka in New Delhi. The scheme is set to benefit traditional artisans and craftsmen. The scheme was launched to to mark the Prime Minister’s 73rd birthday.
The launch event was held in 70 locations across the country, including three in Tamil Nadu
Pankaj Chaudhary who was the chief guest at the event said, “PM Modi has been implementing several welfare schemes with the central theme of ‘one nation’. And the PM Vishwakarma is one such important scheme under this theme.”
A total of 18 traditional crafts will be covered under the scheme, the objective of which is to financially support the craftsmen. Craftsmen will be provided skill development training (both basic and advanced), 15,000 toolkit incentive, and collateral-free credit support up to 1 lakh in the first tranche and 2 lakh in the second tranche. Beneficiaries will be charged a 5% rate of interest at a concessional rate.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Vanathi Srinivasan said, “The PM Vishwakarma scheme will benefit craftsmen who want to get collateral-free credit. Coimbatore district will benefit from the scheme.”
Special deputy collector P Suresh and other officials were present.
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