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Health Benefit to Artisans: Shilpi Swastha Bima Yojana



Handicraft sector is important part for rural economy. Handicraft started as a part time activity in the rural areas, however it has now transformed into a flourishing economic activity due to significant market demand over the years. Seeing this Government of India has come up with the Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swastha Bima Yojana.

Objective:

Financially enable the artisans’ community to access to the healthcare facilities

Eligibility:

  • All Handicraft Artisans in India

Benefits:

  • Financial Assistance to Artisans.

How to Apply:

  • The artisans seeking enrollment under the scheme has to register with the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) for issuance of Identity Card.
  • If not registered as yet, then the artisan can file an application for issuance of I-Card to the nearest Handicrafts Marketing & Service Extension Centre and can mention “Applied For” in the application for enrollment under the Scheme.
  • Registration Fee of Rs. 30.

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