Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

“Traditionally, crores of ‘Vishwakarmas’ who create something or the other by working hard with their hands, tools and equipment are the builders of this country. We have a huge list of countless people like the blacksmiths, goldsmiths, potters, carpenters, sculptors, artisans, masons etc. The country has brought various incentive schemes for the first time to support the hard work of all these Vishwakarmas. Provisions have been made for training, technology, credit and market support for such people. PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman i.e., PM Vishwakarma will bring a sea change in the lives of crores of Vishwakarmas”

Eligible Trades

Wood Based

  1. Carpenter (Suthar)
  2. Boat Maker

Iron/Metal Based*/ Stone Based

  1. Armourer
  2. Blacksmith (Lohar)
  3. Hammer and Tool Kit Maker
  4. Locksmith
  5. Sculptor (Moortikar, stone carver), Stone Breaker

Gold/Silver Based

  1. Goldsmith (Sunar)

Clay Based

  1. Potter (Kumhaar)

Leather Based

  1. Cobbler (Charmakar)/
    Shoesmith/ Footwear Artisan

Architecture/ Construction

  1. Mason (Raajmistri)


  1. Basket/ Mat/ Broom Maker/ Coir Weaver
  2. Doll & Toy Maker (Traditional)
  3. Barber (Naai)
  4. Garland Maker (Malakaar)
  5. Washerman (Dhobi)
  6. Tailor (Darzi)
  7. Fishing Net Maker

Scheme Benefits

1. Recognition:
Recognition as Vishwakarma through Certificate and ID Card
2. Skilling:
a. Skill Verification followed by 5-7 days (40 hours) Basic Training
b. Interested candidates can also enroll for 15 days (120 hours) Advanced Training
c. Training Stipend: Rs 500 per day
3. Toolkit Incentive: Rs 15,000 grant
4. Credit Support:
a. Collateral free Enterprise Development Loans: Rs 1 lakh (First Tranche for 18 months repayment) & Rs 2 lakh (Second Tranche for 30 months repayment)
b. Concessional Rate of Interest: 5% to be charged from the beneficiary with Interest Subvention cap of 8% to be paid by MoMSME
c. Credit Guarantee fees to be borne by GoI
5. Incentive for Digital Transaction: Re 1 per transaction for maximum upto100 transactions (monthly)
6. Marketing Support: National Committee for Marketing (NCM) will provide services such as Quality Certification, Branding & Promotion, E-commerce linkage, Trade Fairs advertising, publicity and other marketing activities.

Apply Online: Click Here
Vishwakarma-Guidelines-final (small): Click Here

By Sivamin

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