On the auspicious occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti and the 73rd birth anniversary of the Prime Minister, the PM Vishwakarma Scheme was inaugurated on September 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Vanapa Hall in Mizoram. The launch event witnessed the presence of several dignitaries, including Pu B.L. Verma, Minister of State for the Ministries of DoNER & Co-operation, who was on a 2-day official visit to the state. Pu Lalruatkima, I&PR Minister, graced the occasion as the guest of honor, alongside officials from the DoNER Ministry, state government, skilled craftsmen, and other invited guests.
Pu B.L. Verma, the Chief Guest and DoNER Minister, expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome he received upon his arrival in Mizoram. He highlighted the significance of the PM Vishwakarma Scheme, emphasizing its role in acknowledging and enhancing the contributions of skilled employees to the nation. Under this scheme, beneficiaries will receive comprehensive support, including financial assistance, training, stipends, and equipment purchases of up to Rs 15,000. The project also envisions the promotion and sale of artisans' products, further boosting their income. Beneficiaries will also have access to loans of up to 3 lakhs and other forms of assistance, Minister Verma explained.
The launch event witnessed the presence of key officials, including Chief Secretary Dr. Renu Sharma, Angshuman Dey, Joint Secretary, DoNER, Lalmalsawma Pachuau, Secretary, Planning & Programme Implementation Department, R. Lalramnghaka
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