District Indistries Centre, Puducherry

Development of Handicrafts




An important welfare measure for the for the craft persons. The artisans are covered under Jana Shree Bima Yojana of LIC or any other suitable policy. Payment of premium towards the policy will be borne under the scheme



Who can apply

Any handicrafts artisan who is a resident of the Union Territory of Puducherry


The artisan should not be less than 18 years and more than 60 years


The artisan should comply with the conditions stipulated under the policy


Pattern of Assistance


                                    Natural death                                               Rs.20,000/-

                                    Death due to Accident                                  Rs.50,000/-

                                    Permanent total disability due to accident      Rs.50,000/-

                                     (loss of two eyes or two limbs)                                          

                                    Permanent partial disability                           Rs.25,000/-

                                     (loss of one eye or one limb due to accident)



An amount of Rs.200/- will be paid towards premium of which 50% will be shared by the Social Security Fund and the balance paid under the scheme


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