The ambitious “PM Vishwakarma” scheme of Prime Minister Modi is about to be widely implemented, according to the Uttar Pradesh government. Starting on September 17, efforts are being made to connect as many “Vishwakarma” (skilled individuals) from the state with the program as is possible, in accordance with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s instructions. Notably, the state government wants to extend the program’s benefits to professionals employed in 18 different trades. Under the Skill Development Mission, training will be provided to ‘Vishwakarma’ to improve their abilities in all of these trades. The government will also pay “Vishwakarma” a stipend during both basic and advanced training.
It is noteworthy that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman first announced the PM Vishwakarma Yojana in her budget speech on February 1, 2023. Following that, on August 15, Prime Minister Modi announced the inauguration of this scheme from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
“The Yogi government, along with implementing the PM Vishwakarma scheme in the state, has also devised a plan to enhance the skills of skilled personnel even further. In this regard, the government has instructed the Skill Development Mission to provide training to the beneficiaries of ‘Vishwakarma’ scheme in all 18 trades,” the Chief Minister’s office said.