Whopping Rs 7,23,000 crore disbursed under Mudra Yojana: Piyush Goyal

The government has disbursed a whopping Rs 7,23,000 crore under its Mudra Yojana covering 15.56 crore loans, Piyush Goyal, acting finance minister told the Lok Sabha while presenting the interim budget on Friday.

Through Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, over 1 crore youth are being trained to help them earn a livelihood. Youth power has been harnessed through self-employment schemes including MUDRA, Start-up India and Stand-up India. With job seekers becoming job creators, India has become the world’s second largest start-up hub, he said.
Goyal said that in order to take the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies to the people, a National Programme on 'Artificial Intelligence' has been envisaged by the government. This would be catalysed by the establishment of the National Centre on Artificial Intelligence as a hub along with Centres of Excellence. Nine priority areas have been identified. A National Artificial Intelligence portal will also be developed soon.