Bima Yojana for Handicraft Artisans


The scheme is aimed towards financially securing the artisans in their old age. The scheme has been designed to give a boost to the handicraft sector in India.

Other Governance, Health and Social Welfare related schemes are :

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
National Family Benefit Scheme
Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana





  • Master craftsperson who are the recipient of Shilp Guru Awards, National Awards of Merit Certificates or State Awards in Handicrafts will be eligible for being considered for financial assistance.
  • The annual income of the artisan will not be Rs 30,000/- or more to be eligible. The applicant should not be a recipient of similar financial assistance from any other source. The artisan should not be less than 60 years of age on the date of application. Age may be relaxed in case of artisans with disabilities Click here to Check your Eligibility.


Assistance from the government may be either in the form of monthly allowance or lump sum grant or both. In no case however shall the assistance exceed Rs. 3000/- per month.

Mode of Application

One can apply for the scheme by submitting an online application here.

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