Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS) 2024- All Details

A new scheme has been created in order to provide proper opportunities related to employment and livelihood to the artisans. Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS) 2024 is provided by the Indian government in order to continue helping the poor people who are not able to continue their lives easily. India is a very fast-paced country and there are a lot of people who are still doing artist work in India. In order to support the artist a new scheme is created by the Indian government which will provide financial and also other monitoring benefits to the people taking into account artistry. You can check out all details related to the scheme from the article provided below.

Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan

About Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS) 2024

To provide proper opportunities to the minority community, the Ministry of minority affairs has created a Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan through which proper advantages will be provided in terms of education, skilling, and Employment so that there is inclusive development in India without having to worry about the differences that the minority community is facing. A large section of the minority community is relying on agriculture and other activities as a source of livelihood. This scheme is created in order to provide a special focus to the traditional artist community in India and to help them to overcome the challenges that they are facing right now.  This will influence the minority community and will help them to continue their education.

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Highlights Of Scheme

NamePradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS) 2024
Launched by Indian Government 
Beneficiaries Artisans of India
Benefits Providing employment benefits
Official Website PM VIKAS

Components Of Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan

The following components are available in the prestigious scheme by the Indian Government:-

  • Component 1
    • Skilling and Training Component
      • Traditional Training sub-component (earlier as USTTAD and Hamari Dharohar) primarily covers training in need-based courses for minority artisan communities and their family members who are engaged in traditional arts and crafts including languishing art forms. The objective is to generate means to create better livelihood opportunities, assist in establishing linkages with domestic and global markets, facilitate credit linkages and self-employment, as well as to preserve and enrich the heritage of Indian arts and crafts.
      • The Non-traditional Skilling sub-component (earlier known as Seekho aur Kamao) would seek to impart skill training, particularly to minorities and artisan families, in NSQF-compliant job roles in sectors having linkages with arts and crafts, job roles complementing their existing work, and establish employment linkages for them.
  • Component 2- Leadership and Entrepreneurship Component (earlier Nai Roshni)
    • This component seeks to promote leadership development and basic entrepreneurship primarily among youth from minority communities and artisan families through focused modules. The Entrepreneurship sub-component within this component aims to exclusively handhold women trained in leadership and basic entrepreneurship on intensive entrepreneurship training. Further, it intends to select aspiring women entrepreneurs, from amongst trainees, to become Business Mentors (to be known as ‘Biz Sakhis’ in the scheme) and promote the establishment of individual or group enterprises for the same.
  • Component 3
    • Education Component (earlier Nai Manzil)
      • This component aims to provide an education bridge program to school dropouts from minority and artisan communities for pursuing open schooling in classes 8th, 10th, and 12th and provide them certification through the National Institute of Open School (NIOS) or any other institution(s) approved by MoMA.
  • Component 4
    • Infrastructure Development Component (through Hub and Spoke Villages)
      • The essential approach of scheme implementation is convergence with other Ministries and effective utilization of the infrastructure already created. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) scheme of MoMA would also dovetail wherever required for infrastructure development under PM VIKAS, as per the guidelines of PMJVK. A ‘Hub and Spoke’ model shall leverage wherein Art and Craft Villages known as ‘Vishwakarma Villages’ (also referred to as ‘Hubs’) shall develop. The Vishwakarma Villages shall be model villages embodying, showcasing, and promoting the local artistic fervor and flavor by building a synergy of arts with tourism and commerce thereby, enhancing their incomes by providing increased trade opportunities. These villages shall strive to provide artisans with a unique and dignified cultural identity. Each hub shall facilitate the outreach of benefits under the PM VIKAS scheme to spoken villages. Vishwakarma Villages are envisioned to facilitate an interplay between trade, tradition, heritage, and tourism aimed at preserving, re-building, and sustaining the creativity and culture of the artisan clusters. 

Objective Of Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan

The following objectives will fulfilled through the development of this scheme:-

  • To build capacity of minority and artisan communities through targeted interventions by providing skill training support in need-based courses and ensuring employment/livelihood opportunities for them.
  • To preserve and promote the cultural heritage of traditional art and craft forms including propagation of literature/ documents/ manuscripts.
  • To provide formal education and certification up to 8th, 10th, and 12th through open schooling to school dropouts of families of minority and artisan communities.
  • To empower women from families of minority and artisan communities and instill confidence amongst them by providing leadership, and entrepreneurship support.
  • To improve the employability of and generate better livelihood opportunities for minorities and artisan communities through market and credit linkages and bring them to the mainstream.
  • To develop model and sustainable art and craft villages, generating livelihood and employment/entrepreneurship opportunities for minorities and artisan communities.
Benefits Of Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan

The following benefits will be provided to the people who are applying for this prestigious scheme:-

  • The scheme shall adopt a family-centric approach from minority and other communities with a special focus on artisan families, women, youth, and the differently-abled. Minority communities referred to in the scheme shall include the six minority communities notified under the National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 (viz. Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, and Parsis).
  • The infrastructure developed under PM VIKAS shall be accessible to all communities including non-minorities who may benefit from the facilities provided under the scheme.
  • The integration of 3 Ts – Trade, Tourism, and Technology, would seek to maximize the socio-economic welfare of the target population and facilitate scheme implementation by following a bottom-up approach. Emphasis shall lay on collecting primary data to drive evidence-based policy making.
  • To make the delivery efficient and transparent, interventions involving state of art technology shall use, unleashing the interplay between trade, tourism, and tradition.
    • a) MoMA shall conduct primary research in the selected regions through Common Services Centres (CSC) to collect data on artisans and minority communities in the country to map their aspirations and align the same with interventions under the scheme. The Gram Panchayat (GP) network under the M/o Panchayati Raj, shall leverage to validate the data collected during the survey.
    • b) Convergence with other Ministries shall prioritize to utilize existing infrastructure and clusters (established centres, Hunar Hubs developed by MoMA, tourists circuits, facilitated by M/o Tourism, common facilitation centers by Ministry of Textiles, common infrastructure facilities of MSME etc.), achieve standardization in skilling content and curriculum (as per NSQF norms and taking help of Knowledge Partners) and promote market/financial linkages by using technology to the extent possible.
  • In the event of the non-availability of common infrastructure facilities and the requirement of additional infrastructure including machinery/equipment, Component 4 of the scheme about infrastructure development shall leverage. For Component 4, the proposals shall be submitted by state government(s) in line with the process as per PMJVK guidelines.
  • For Component 1, 2 and 3 i.e. Skilling and Training, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Education, MoMA shall issue RFP to empanel Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) and other key stakeholders for project implementation.
Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must follow the following eligibility criteria to apply for this scheme:-

  • Any candidate of Indian nationality belonging to a minority community as notified under National Commission of Minorities Act 1992, (Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jains, Parsis, and Sikhs) is eligible to apply for the scheme. In the States/UTs where some other minority communities notify by respective State/UT Governments exist, they may also be consider eligible for the programme but should not occupy more than 5% of the total seats. 
  • The applicant must possesses an Aadhar card and an Aadhar-linked bank account. In case the beneficiary does not possess an Aadhar card or an Aadhar-link bank account, the PIA would require to make provisions for the same and get his/her Aadhar card and/or get his/her active bank account link with Aadhar card. 
  • Preferably, beneficiaries belonging to EWS category and in the age group of 14-45 years shall target for enrolment in the Traditional Training sub-component, Non-traditional Skilling sub-component and Education component in the scheme. 
  • Beneficiaries in the age group of 18-45 years shall be eligible for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Component in the scheme.
  • Candidates enrolling for Non-traditional Skilling sub-component must fulfill the minimum education and experience qualification for the respective job role as prescribed by NSQF norms. 
  • Preference shall provide to those beneficiaries who lost their parent(s) or lost their livelihood due to the COVID-19 pandemic across all components. 
  • Earmarking of seats for women beneficiaries:
    • i. At least 33 percent of the total target shall be reserved for women beneficiaries in the Traditional Training and Non-traditional Skilling sub-components, 
    • At least 66 percent under Leadership and Basic Entrepreneurship, 
    • At least 50 percent in the Education component and 
    • Entrepreneurship sub-component shall exclusively be for women beneficiaries. 
  • 3 percent of the total seats shall be reserved for Persons with Disability (PwDs) across all three components. 
  • Special provisions and dispensation shall be made for PIAs mobilising batches exclusively for disadvantaged communities such as persons with disabilities, transgenders etc. 
  • To promote inter-community solidarity, up to 25 percent of the nonminority community among the Traditional Training Component and 15 percent in other components (belonging to EWS category) may be considered at scheme level in respective components. 19 j) In case reserved categories as prescribed under this scheme remain vacant, these vacant seats may be treated as unreserved.

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Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan Application Process

The applicant must follow the following application procedure to apply for this scheme:-

  • You will first have to visit the PM VIKAS website of the scheme by clicking on the link given here
Official Website
Pradhan Mantri Virasat ka Samvardhan Official Website
  • The homepage will open on your screen
  • You have to click on the apply online button and a drop down menu will open on your screen.
  • You have to click on the scheme of your choice and then you can apply for the benefits provided to the applicants.
  • The applicant will have to go through the eligibility criteria in order to be able to apply for this prestigious scheme.

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