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Vishwakarma Yojana

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Recently J&K Government said that UT of J&K becomes first UT in country to launch PM Vishwakarma Yojana.

Advisor to LG while hailing the J&K administration said that the aim is to take maximum benefits of this Yojana, become catalysts for change across Jammu and Kashmir.

In a significant step towards empowering the craftsman community of Jammu and Kashmir, enhance their competence and empower them regarding self employment as well as equip them with industry-relevant skills, Jammu and Kashmir became the first UT of country to launch prestigious PM Vishwakarma Yojana (PMVY) from Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Shopian.

The Yojana was launched virtually by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor,  Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar alongwith Secretary, Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Atul Kumar Tiwari  with the first batch of 30 trainees (Viswakarmas) of Darzi Craft being imparted training at ITI Shopian from today.

Joint Secretary, MSDE, Sonal Mishra; Commissioner Secretary, SDD, J&K, Saurabh Bhagat; Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Faz Lul Haseeb; Director SDD, J&K, Principals, Superintendents and Instructors of Government ITIs, various craftsmen and large number of locals were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, Advisor Bhatnagar said that it is a  proud moment for entire Jammu and Kashmir that with the support of Central Government our UT has become first UT of country to start this programme.

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