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PM Shri Narendra Modi announced during his Independence day speech from Red Fort a scheme named Vishwakarma Yojna specially for traditional artisans . With an allocation of around ₹13,000 crore to ₹15,000 crore the scheme will help in skill development among youth who are engaged in traditional artisan works.

The scheme will be launched on Vishwakarma Jayanti benefiting individuals skilled in traditional craftsmanship, particularly from the OBC community. Weavers, goldsmiths, blacksmiths, laundry workers, barbers, and such families will be empowered through the ‘Vishwakarma Yojana’ .

The scheme will cover 18 traditional trades such as carpenter, boat maker, armourer, blacksmith, hammer and tool kit maker, locksmith, goldsmith, potter, sculptor, stone breaker, cobbler, mason, basket/mat/broom maker/coir weaver, traditional Doll & toy maker,barber, garland maker, washerman, tailor and fishing net maker . The artisans and craftspeople will be issued with PM Vishwakarma certificate and ID card, credit support up to ₹1 lakh (first tranche) and ₹2 lakh (second tranche) at a concessional interest rate of 5%.

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