New Delhi, March 21 -- The Jewellery Karighars and Craftsmen and Artisans will be recognised as "Vishwakarmas" and thus will become eligible to get benefits of the scheme - 'PM Vishwakarma Yojna'.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the apex trade body, Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) appointing GJEPC as implementing agency for Prime Minister PM Vishwakarma Scheme, the apex body said in a release.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of GJEPC Sabyasachi Ray.

Ray said, Under the Kushal Bharat Viksit Bharat motto, this MoU will promote initiatives ...