The Indian government has officially launched the PM Vishwakarma Yojana, a program aimed at providing essential support to thousands of families, including carpenters, goldsmiths, and sculptors.
The initiative, with a whopping budget allocation of over Rs. 13,000 crores, seeks to empower these skilled artisans and uplift their socio-economic conditions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally in Shirdi, underscoring the government’s commitment to improving the lives of the underprivileged.
He stated, “Our government’s primary objective is to work for the poor,” emphasizing the importance of the newly introduced Vishwakarma Yojana. The PM highlighted that the program’s significant projects in healthcare and infrastructure would bring about a transformative impact in the region.
The Union Cabinet has granted its approval for the ambitious Rs. 13,000-crore Vishwakarma Yojana, reflecting the government’s dedication to supporting the artisan community. Under this scheme, skilled craftsmen can access subsidized loans of up to Rs. 2 lakh, allowing them to expand their businesses and enhance their livelihoods.
In another significant development, the Cabinet has also greenlit the extension of the Digital India program with a substantial budget allocation of Rs. 14,903 crore. This expansion is set to further the government’s efforts to bridge the digital divide, bringing the benefits of the digital age to every corner of the country.
The launch of the PM Vishwakarma Yojana and the extension of the Digital India program mark essential steps toward realizing the government’s vision of inclusive growth and development, particularly for the underprivileged and the digital empowerment of the nation.