PM Vishwakarma Scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Vishwakarma Yojana is a central sector scheme launched by the Government of India on September 17, 2023 (Occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti) at the Yashobhoomi, Dwarka, New Delhi. Its primary goal is to empower and promote self-reliance among artisans and craftspeople across the country.

The scheme covers artisans engaged in 18 different trades. On this page, I will provide information related to the PM Vishwakarma Scheme, including benefits, eligibility criteria, the online application process, and more.

Registration Process

Registration and application steps for the Pradhan Mantri Vishwakarma Yojana are outlined below. Follow these steps on the official website - to apply and benefit from the scheme

  • Step 1: Mobile and Aadhaar Verification
    Complete your mobile verification and Aadhaar E-KYC.
  • Step 2: Artisan Registration Form
    Apply for the artisan registration form.
  • Step 3: PM Vishwakarma Certificate
    Download the PM Vishwakarma Digital ID and Certificate.
  • Step 4: Apply for Scheme Benefits
    Start applying for various benefits under the scheme.
PM Vishwakarma Registration Steps
The scheme will register beneficiaries as 'entrepreneurs' on the Udyam Assist Platform within the formal MSME ecosystem. If you want to apply for this scheme, you need to visit your nearest Common Service Center (CSC). You cannot apply for this scheme on your own.
This registration process involves a three-step verification: initial verification at the Gram Panchayat or ULB level, assessment and recommendation by the District Implementation Committee, and final approval by the Screening Committee.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Vishwakarma Yojana include the following:

  • Artisans or workers in the unorganized sector, using tools and their hands, engaged in one of the 18 specified traditional trades.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
  • Applicants should be actively engaged in their trade at the time of registration and not have received benefits from schemes like PMEGP, PM SVANidhi, or Mudra in the past five years.
  • Only one family member, which includes the husband, wife, and their unmarried children, can benefit from the scheme.
  • Government employees and their families are not eligible to receive benefits.

Eligible Trades

The Scheme covers artisans and craftspeople engaged in 18 trades, including:

Wood BasedCarpenter (Suthar), Boat Maker
Iron/Metal BasedArmourer, Blacksmith (Lohar), Hammer and Tool Kit Maker, Locksmith, Sculptor (Moortikar, stone carver), Stone Breaker
Gold/Silver BasedGoldsmith (Sunar)
Clay BasedPotter (Kumhaar)
Leather BasedCobbler (Charmakar), Shoesmith, Footwear Artisan
Architecture/ ConstructionMason (Raajmistri)
OthersBasket/Mat/Broom Maker/Coir Weaver, Doll & Toy Maker (Traditional), Barber (Naai), Garland Maker (Malakaar), Washerman (Dhobi), Tailor (Darzi), Fishing Net Maker
Also includes manufacture of Bronze, Brass, Copper, Dias, Utensils, Figurines, etc.


The scheme provides various benefits to artisans and craftspeople:

  • Recognition: Issuance of a PM Vishwakarma certificate and ID card.
Beneficiaries will be eligible for collateral-free loans of up to Rs 1 lakh in the first tranche and Rs 2 lakh in the second tranche, both at a reduced interest rate of 5%.
  • Skill Enhancement: Offers basic training (5-7 days) and advanced training (15+ days) with a daily stipend of Rs. 500.
  • Toolkit Incentive: Provides up to Rs. 15,000 in e-vouchers for tools at the start of basic training.
  • Credit Support: Offers collateral-free loans up to Rs. 3 lakh in two parts, with subsidized interest rates and conditions for eligibility based on training completion and digital transaction adoption.
  • Incentive for Digital Transactions: Rewards Rs. 1 for each digital transaction, up to 100 transactions per month.
  • Marketing Support: Includes quality certification, branding, and support for e-commerce presence to enhance market reach and value chain linkage.


  • Seamlessly integrate artisans into local and global markets to increase their opportunities.
  • Preserve and promote India's rich heritage of traditional crafts.
  • Help artisans transition to the formal economy and connect them with global markets.
The scheme has been allocated a budget of Rs 13,000 crore, spread over five financial years from 2023-2024 to 2027-2028.


The government has provided toll-free helpline numbers for the beneficiaries: 1800 267 7777 and, 17923. For further inquiries, contact the MoMSME (Ministry of Micro, small & Medium Enterprises) champion desk.

Toll-Free Helpline1800 267 7777, 17923
Email (MoMSME Desk)champions[at]gov[dot]in
Phone (MoMSME Desk)011-23061574

For state and union territory nodal officers of the Vishwakarma Yojana, please visit the official contact page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you will find frequently asked questions and answers related to the PM Vishwakarma Yojana.

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What is the PM Vishwakarma Yojana, and when was it launched?

PM Narendra Modi launched the PM Vishwakarma government initiative on September 17, 2023, to enhance the skills and economic opportunities of traditional artisans and workers, such as weavers and blacksmiths. This initiative targets around 30 million artisans involved in trades like carpentry and weaving, aiming to benefit those in both rural and urban areas.

How to apply for PM Vishwakarma Scheme?

To apply for the PM Vishwakarma scheme, you can visit a Common Service Center (CSC) and submit your application there.

What support does the scheme provide, and what is the budget?

The scheme offers loans up to Rs 3 lakh at a concessional interest rate of 5%, skill upgrades, toolkit incentives, digital transaction incentives, and marketing support, with a total budget of Rs 13,000 crore. This scheme is designed to enhance the quality and accessibility of products and services created by traditional artisans, aiming to boost their economic empowerment.

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