KULGAM, OCTOBER 10:The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat today chaired a meeting of officers to review implementation status of ‘PM Vishwakarma Scheme’ recently launched by the government to facilitate and honour traditional skills of craftspeople and their exemplary commitment and contribution in economic growth of the society.
During the meeting, it was informed that the scheme offers a range of benefits including toolkit incentive of Rs 15,000, training to artisans, Rs 500 per day during training, collateral-free credit support up to Rs 1 lakh (first tranche) and Rs 2 lakh (second tranche) at a concessional interest rate of 5%, incentives for digital transactions and marketing support.
GM DIC Kulgam informed the chair that so far 1749 beneficiaries were registered under the scheme in the district.
The DC directed the stakeholders to extend the benefits of this scheme across the district and transform the lives of the artisans and craftspeople working with their hands and tools.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, Showkat Ahmad Rather; ADC, Viqar Ahmed Giri; JDP, Zahid Sajjad; ACD, Mohammad Imran; ACP, Sharjeel Ali; GM-DIC, Bashir Ahmad; ALC, DIO and other concerned officers.