People of traditional profession got respect from Vishwakarma Shram Samman
Lucknow, August 05 (H.S.). The ‘Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana’, launched five years ago, has become a lifeline for the local artisans and artisans associated with the traditional profession. Along with this, a strong foundation is being made for local for vocal and self-reliant India. Under the scheme, so far about two lakh workers have been trained and their skills have been refined. This skill was also seen in his work. To ensure that the products prepared by them are competitive in the market in price and quality, one lakh 44 thousand 212 artisans who got training were given free advanced tool kits according to their needs.
Five lakh people will get training in five years
Under this scheme, in the next five years, a target has been set to train five lakh people to improve their skills and provide them with toolkits. According to the need, they will also be linked to the bank. A provision of Rs 112.50 crore has been made for this in the budget also.
Carpenters, tailors, barbers, goldsmiths, blacksmiths, potters, confectioners, cobblers, masons at the center of the scheme
It is noteworthy that in view of the interest of the people associated with the traditional profession, the Uttar Pradesh government had started this scheme in 2017. Carpenters, tailors, basket weavers, barbers, goldsmiths, blacksmiths, potters, confectioners, cobblers, masons and handicraftsmen were at the center of this scheme. It is a big class in itself. The people of this class were associated with their traditional profession at the local level for many generations. Change it yourself according to time. For this change, they should get training and get the necessary capital to increase the work, this did not go unnoticed by any government. For the first time after independence, the Yogi government came up with a new scheme by the name of Vishwakarma Shram Samman to honor their labour, enhance their skills and meet their capital-related needs. Their standard of living is raised by strengthening the means of livelihood.
Under the scheme, a week long training is provided to the identified traditional artisans and handicraftsmen to improve their skills. After the training, advanced toolkits are provided free of cost to all the trained artisans as per their requirement.
Loans are also being made available to trained artisans through banks linking them with Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana so that the lack of capital does not become a hindrance in expanding their business or making it better.
Navneet Sehgal, Additional Chief Secretary, MSME Department said that such an innovative scheme was necessary and timely for the betterment of this large section under Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. Through this scheme, along with improving the standard of living of the people associated with the government’s traditional profession, their services are also being modernized.