Union Minister of Minority Affairs has launched the Pradhan Mantri Virasat Ka Samvardhan (PM-VIKAS) to focus upon socio-economic-educational empowerment of minorities with special emphasis on artisan communities, women and youth.
What is the PM VIKAS scheme?
- It is being implemented from April 2022. The scheme shall focus on the socio-economic empowerment of minorities with special emphasis on artisan communities, women, and youth.
- At least 33% of the total targets in the scheme are reserved for women. 10% of these women trained as entrepreneurs shall also be selected to become Business Mentors, based on their leadership qualities.