Rly Minister Explains Vishwakarma Yojana To Artisans In Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Saturday met the artists and craftsmen at Kapilaprasad near Bhubaneswar and discussed various issues faced by them.
Vaishnaw, who arrived in the city in evening, will join the launch of Vishwakarma Yojana in New Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through video conferencing on Sunday.
During his interaction with artisans in Kapilaprasad, Vaishnaw spoke about the Vishwakarma Yojana of Central government and its benefits. The scheme is meant for providing financial assistance to artisans, craftsmen, and skilled workers belonging to the Vishwakarma community, he added.
“Under the scheme, individuals can avail loans at low interest rates to start or expand their own businesses. The scheme also provides skill development training and support for marketing and promotion of the products created by these artisans,” he said.
The goal of Vishwakarma Yojana is to empower the community economically and promote their traditional craftsmanship.
Vaishnaw will join the launch of Vishwakarma Yojana from Railway Auditorium at Chandrasekharpur in the city at 10.15 am. The launch of the scheme will be held simultaneously at three places in the state – Bhubaneswar, Puri and Sambalpur.