The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat today chaired a meeting of officers to discuss and review the action plan for the implementation of ‘PM Vishwakarma Scheme’. The scheme was recently launched by the government to facilitate and honour traditional skills of craftspeople and their exemplary commitment and contribution in economic growth of the society.
Discussing the salient features of ‘PM Vishwakarma Scheme’ a transformative initiative of GoI, the DC said that the scheme will directly benefit thousands of artisans and craftspeople of the district working with their hands and tools.
It was informed that the scheme offers a range of benefits including toolkit incentive of Rs 15,000, training to artisans, Rs 500 per day during training, collateral-free credit support up to Rs 1 lakh (first tranche) and Rs 2 lakh (second tranche) at a concessional interest rate of 5%, incentives for digital transactions and marketing support.
The DC directed the stakeholders to extend the benefits of this scheme across the district and transform the lives of the artisans and craftspeople working with their hands and tools. He directed the concerned agency (CSC coordinator/ enumerator) to start the registration process at gram panchayat level as per procedure and directed other members of the committee for close coordination and supervision of the scheme.
The meeting was attended by ADC Viqar Ahmed Giri, JDP Zahid Sajjad, GM DIC, Bashir Ahmad, ACP, Sharjeel Ali, EOs and other officers.