Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha recently launched a new scheme called “Mukhya Mantri Karigar Sahayata Yojana” for craftsmen. Under this scheme, craftsmen will get an allowance each month from the Government. If you or any of your family member is a craftsman, read this article till the end to know registration process or how to apply for the Karigar Sahayata Yojana and get a monthly allowance.
Mukhya Mantri Karigar Sahayata Yojana
The objective of the scheme is to provide financial support every month to boost the morale of Craftsman.
Scheme Monthly Allowance
There are two different figures for the monthly allowance. For the craftsmen who have more than 10 years of experience and the annual income is less than Rs 1 lakh, the government will give Rs 800 allowance each month. And for the craftsmen whose age is above 80 years will receive Rs 1000 monthly allowance from the State Government under this yojana.
The scheme can be availed by those craftsmen who are the residents of the Odisha. They must have worked for more than ten years as a craftsman to eligible for the yojana. Their annual income should be less than Rs 1 lakh. They should provide Identity/Address Proof, Income Certificate etc. along with the application form.
How To Apply For Karigar Sahayata Yojana?
The scheme was launched very recently. So, as of now, there’s no official information available regarding how users can apply for this scheme and become a beneficiary to receive the monthly allowance according to their experience. Once we get the actual data about that, we will add that in this section. So, stay tuned!
However, we expect, It will be straightforward, you either need to log into the official website online and fill up all the required details or visit the nearest office of Directorate of handicrafts which will work as a nodal agency.
Key Benefits of The Scheme
There are two key benefits of becoming a beneficiary of this scheme for the sculptors and craftsmen:
- Get Rs 1000 Allowance per month for 10+ years of experience whose annual income is less than 1 lakh.
- Get Rs 800 Allowance per month if your age is above 80 years.
Where Do You Get The Application Form?
As of now, there is no official statement regarding this. Possible, applicants will be able to either collect the Mukhya Mantri Karigar Sahayata Yojana application form from online or from the Directorate of handicrafts office nearby. I recommend applicants to apply through online when the registration process starts as there is no requirement of visiting the office.
The selection committee will verify all the documents provided by the applicants which are required, and applicants will be registered for the scheme as a beneficiary to receive the monthly allowance. After preparing the beneficiary list, the scheme benefits will be provided through BDOs (block development officers).