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Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan Scheme:


Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Ko Kaam Karyakram (PMKKK) has been named as Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PM VIKAS) Scheme by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

  • It is a Central-Sector Scheme, which focuses on the skilling, entrepreneurship and leadership training requirements of the minority and artisan communities across the country.
  • This is an integrated scheme that converges five erstwhile schemes of the Ministry of Minority Affairs viz,
  • This is a placement linked skill development scheme for minorities aiming to upgrade the skills of minority youth in various modern/traditional skills depending upon their qualification, present economic trends and market potential
  • USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development): It aims to promote and preserve the rich heritage of the traditional arts & crafts of the minority communities.
  • Hamari Dharohar: It has been formulated to preserve rich heritage of minority communities of India.
  • Nai Roshni: It is a Leadership Development Programme for women belonging to minority communities in the age group of 18 to 65 years. It was started in 2012-13.
  • Nai Manzil: The scheme aims to benefit the youth (both men & women) belonging to six notified minority communities of 17-35 years of age, who do not have formal school leaving certificate. The scheme has been approved by the Cabinet for the period of 15th Finance Commission.