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Dharmendra Pradhan & Om Birla Launch ‘Skills on Wheels’ for Skill Development

The ‘Skills on Wheels’ programme was introduced in Delhi on Sunday by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan.
The effort aims to raise knowledge of the government’s mission, possibilities, and support system for young people in the area of skill development.

“This scheme with the help of NSDC has been launched to promote digital literacy and digital skills in which India is developing global competency.” An innovative experiment is called Skills on Wheels. The launch of PM Vishwakarma’s Yojana today demonstrates the Indian government’s commitment to giving traditional artisans skills as well as 21st-century digital skills, Dharmendra Pradhan said in a statement to reporters.


“This bus and experimental laboratory will go to the villages of Rajasthan. Later it will go to other parts of the country. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla is present here. He will send this bus to Rajasthan. Later it will go to other parts of the country,” he added.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and National Skill Development Corporation launched “Skill on wheels” or Kaushal Rath and Skillathon to raise awareness about the Skill Mission, opportunities, and support system available to the youth and engage all the stakeholders in a structured manner, according to an official statement. “To realise its mission to reach out to each and every youth in the country,” the statement continued.

The PM Vishwakarma programme was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today with the intention of helping traditional artists and crafters. On his birthday today, Prime Minister Modi opened the Rs 5,400 crore Yashobhoomi, the first phase of the India International Convention Centre (IICC), in Dwarka. He spoke with the Center’s artisans and craftspeople as well.

He said to the workers, “Our Vishwakarmas are the friends who have been at the heart of India’s prosperity for thousands of years.”Today, the ‘Pradhanmantri Vishwakarma Yojana’ is being launched with the blessings of Lord Vishwakarma.

The PM Vishwakarma Yojana offers millions of families who traditionally use hand tools and talents a new glimmer of hope, the Prime Minister stated.

He advised the craftsmen to only buy toolkits from businesses that are GST registered and sell Made in India goods.

With a budget of Rs 13,000 crore, the Union Government would fully finance PM Vishwakarma. The artists will receive recognition through a PM Vishwakarma certificate and ID card, skill development through basic and advanced training, a toolkit incentive of Rs. 15,000, collateral-free credit support up to Rs. 1 lakh (first tranche) and Rs. 2 lakh (second tranche) at a reduced interest rate of 5%, a reward for digital transactions, and marketing assistance.

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