Dr Vivek Joshi, Secretary, (DFS) chairs a meeting with officials of Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh for speedy implementation of the PM Vishwakarma Scheme

State Government field functionaries should ensure a seamless enrolment of beneficiaries, swift verification and registration to extend the benefits under PM Vishwakarma Scheme: DFS Secretary

Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), Union Ministry of Finance, Dr Vivek Joshi, chaired two meetings with the officials of Punjab and Haryana & UT of Chandigarh respectively in connection with the speedy implementation of PM Vishwakarma Scheme at the Regional Office NABARD, Chandigarh, on 12th October 2023. The meetings were attended by senior officials of the Governments of the two States and the UT, along with the Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME); Joint Secretary (DFS); and Regional Director, Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), along with senior officials from Banks.

Dr Joshi emphasised that in order to serve the needs of individuals engaged in traditional crafts and skills and in furtherance of the Prime Minister’s vision of Sabka Vikas (inclusive development), the PM Vishwakarma Scheme has been designed to extend end-to-end holistic support to traditional artists and craftspeople engaged in 18 identified trades through access to skill training, collateral-free credit, modern tools, market linkage support and incentive for digital transactions.

Dr Vivek Joshi, Secretary, (DFS) chairs a meeting with officials of Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh for speedy implementation of the PM Vishwakarma Scheme
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

Secretary, DFS urged the State Government field functionaries to ensure a seamless enrolment of beneficiaries, swift verification, and registration to extend the benefits under the PM Vishwakarma Scheme. The thrust of the scheme is to transform today’s Vishwakarma into entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

During the meetings, comprehensive presentations were delivered by the MSME, MSDE, the Regional Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (RDSDE) DFS and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). The presentations were made giving details of the PM Vishwakarma scheme and the progress of implementation.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by Pib.

Digpu News Staff

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