Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has underscored the Uttar Pradesh government’s unwavering commitment to the holistic development of artisans and craftsmen through the ‘Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana.’ This visionary initiative reflects the government’s dedication to empowering the state’s skilled workforce and nurturing their talents for a brighter future.
Empowering Artisans Through Training and Toolkits
One of the cornerstones of the ‘Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana’ is the provision of training and toolkits to artisans and craftsmen. Keshav Prasad Maurya proudly announced that more than 2.18 lakh artisans have already benefited from this program. These training sessions equip individuals with valuable skills, enhancing their craft and employability.
Extension of Free Training Period
Recognizing the need for continuous skill enhancement, the Uttar Pradesh government has extended the free training period for artisans and handicraftsmen. This extension ensures that artisans have ample time to refine their skills and explore new avenues in their respective fields.
Arrangements for Honorarium During Training
In a significant move to support artisans during their training, the government has made provisions for an honorarium. This financial assistance not only recognizes the dedication and hard work of artisans but also eases their financial burden during the training period.
A Vision for Artisan Empowerment
The ‘Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana’ represents a comprehensive vision for the upliftment of artisans and craftsmen in Uttar Pradesh. By providing them with the necessary tools, training, and financial support, the government aims to empower artisans to achieve greater heights in their respective fields.
This initiative not only promotes skill development but also contributes to preserving and promoting traditional art and craft forms, a significant part of India’s cultural heritage. It aligns with the government’s broader mission of creating employment opportunities and fostering economic growth.