Ranchi: State level workshop of Modi government’s ambitious scheme PM Vishwakarma Yojana was concluded in BJP state office in Ranchi on Saturday.
Addressing the workshop, BJP State President and former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi said that building a self-reliant India is necessary for a strong India.
He said that under the leadership of India’s successful Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country has taken steps towards self-reliance.
He said that PM Vishwakarma Yojana will become the key to self-reliant India.
He added, that this ambitious plan also includes Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Prayas.
He said that there has been no shortage of skills in the country since ancient times.
But after independence, no initiative was taken to advance the country’s ancient skilled artisans and connect them with modern technology.
Said that today through PM Vishwakarma Yojana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned about their all-round development.
By providing them social, economic and technical support, they have been ensured a meaningful role in building a self-reliant India.
Leader of Opposition Amar Kumar Bauri said that people from backward, Dalit and tribal communities are most included in the PM Vishwakarma Yojana.
He said that through this scheme the village poor and skilled traditional artisans will move forward.
This scheme has brought a golden opportunity for progress for them.
Said that this scheme will not only develop and strengthen one artisan but will strengthen the economy of the entire village.
The village will also be self-reliant.
Regional Organization General Secretary Nagendra Tripathi said that India’s ancient arts and skilled artisans were the strong pillars of the economy here.
His arts were respected in every village.
The materials made by them were promoted in social customs.
Said that today such rural skills have reached the verge of extinction due to lack of money and encouragement.
Said that the Prime Minister has taken this seriously and ensured their contribution to the progress of India.
He said that the eligibility for registration in this is minimum 18 years, who have not taken loan before in any government scheme.
He said that in the first phase, the applicant will be given training.
During the training, an allowance of Rs 500 per day and Rs 15000 will be given for purchasing tools.
In the first phase, employment will be provided.
To promote the scheme, a loan of Rs 1 lakh and after payment Rs 2 lakh will be available at 5 concessional interest rates.