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  • 22 December, 2022

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Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan Scheme

What are the Scheme's Key Elements?

  • It is a central-sector programme that concentrates on the leadership, entrepreneurship, and skill-building needs of the nation's minority and artisan communities.
  • This integrated programme brings together five former programmes of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, including Seekho aur Kamao.
  • This programme for minorities aims to improve the skills of minority youth in a variety of modern and traditional skills depending on their educational background, current economic trends, and market potential.
  • Aiming to promote and protect the rich heritage of the traditional arts & crafts of the minority communities, USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) trains people in traditional arts & crafts.
  • Hamari Dharohar: It was created to protect the rich heritage of India's minority communities.
  • It is a leadership development programme for women from minority communities who are between the ages of 18 and 65, according to Nai Roshni. It began in 2012–2013.
  • Nai Manzil: The programme is intended to help youth (both men and women) from six notified minority communities who are between the ages of 17 and 35 and do not have a formal high school diploma.
  • The Cabinet has given the plan its blessing for the duration of the 15th Finance Commission.


  • Leadership and entrepreneurship education, skills
  • Objectives: PM VIKAS uses the elements of skill development, education, women's leadership, and entrepreneurship to improve the livelihoods of minorities, particularly the artisan communities.
  • In order to achieve the scheme's ultimate goal of raising beneficiaries' incomes and providing support by facilitating credit and market links, these components work best together.

What are the other programmes involving minorities?

Pradhanmantri Jan Vikas Karykram:

  • The program's goal is to provide minority communities with socioeconomic and basic amenities like schools, colleges, polytechnics, girls' hostels, ITIs, skill development centres, etc.
  • Scholarships for girls from the six designated minority communities who are economically disadvantaged through the Begum Hazrat Mahal Girls Scholarship programme.

Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme:

  • It was developed so that young people from underrepresented groups might get short-term, career-focused skill development courses, preparing them for skill-based jobs.
  • Hunar Haat was established to give traditional chefs, master craftsmen, and artisans market and employment prospects.

Source: PIB

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