Danish Mirza Kulgam 30 December:
In a proactive move to gauge the impact and advancements in the implementation of the ‘PM Vishwakarma’ Scheme, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kulgam, presided over a comprehensive meeting at the district’s mini-secretariat.
The deliberations delved into the substantial response generated by the scheme, with a noteworthy 6177 applications received. Impressively, 689 applications have already secured approval at the first level, underscoring the significance of this initiative for the local artisan community.
The assessment extended to the formation of logins, revealing that 32 have received approval to date, with additional logins currently in the pipeline. Emphasizing the urgency of the matter, the DC instructed the concerned authorities to expedite the formation of pending logins by promptly updating the required information on the designated portal.
The ‘PM Vishwakarma’ Scheme, heralded as a transformative initiative by the Government of India, unfolds a spectrum of benefits for artisans and craftspeople in the region. These include a toolkit incentive of Rs 15,000, provision for training, collateral-free credit support amounting to Rs 2 lakh at a concessional interest rate of 5%, and additional perks such as incentives for digital transactions and marketing support.
The meeting witnessed the participation of key figures in the administration, including ADDC Showkat Ahmad Rather, ADC Viqar Ahmed Giri, JDP Zahid Sajjad, ACP, GM DIC, DIO, DIO NIC, CSC Manager, and other officers deeply involved in the effective execution of the ‘PM Vishwakarma’ Scheme. This concerted effort reflects a commitment to uplift and empower the artisan community, bringing tangible benefits to the grassroots level.