Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises

Scheme for setting up small industry for rural women

Posted On: 19 JUL 2017 2:24PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of MSME is implementing Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) which is a major credit-linked subsidy programme aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector. The maximum cost of projects is Rs. 25 lakh in the manufacturing sector and Rs. 10 lakh in the service sector. General category beneficiaries can avail of margin money subsidy of 25% of the project cost in rural areas and 15% in urban areas. For beneficiaries belonging to special categories such as SC/ST/OBC/ minorities/women, ex-serviceman, physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border areas etc. the margin money subsidy is 35% in rural areas and 25% in urban areas. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is the nodal implementing agency at the national level. KVIC, Khadi & Village Industry Boards (KVIB) and District Industry Centres (DIC) are the implementing agencies in the States. Financial assistance/loans is provided through Banks, Government pays margin money subsidy to the beneficiaries through KVIC at the above mentioned rates for different categories.

Ministry of MSME through Coir Board is implementing the Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY) scheme which is exclusively for rural women.  Under MCY, training is given in spinning of coir yarn/various coir processing activities to rural women in regions producing coir fibre in the country, through all training centres of the Coir Board. The scheme envisages distribution of motorized ratts/motorized traditional ratts and other coir processing equipments at 75% subsidy subject to a maximum of Rs. 7500/- to set up their coir unit which can be operated by women after completion of the 2 months training programme. During the training period, the women artisans are given stipend amounting Rs. 1000 per month.

 

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 The Ministry has not yet associated with the Ministry of Women and Child Development for the marketing of Khadi & Village Industry (KVI) and Coir products.

 

Number of beneficiaries/units benefited by financial assistance under MCY, DPI & CUY Schemes in Coir Industry during the last three years is placed at Annexure-I.  Details of the number of projects set up by women entrepreneurs and employment created for women under KVIC during the last years is placed at Annexure-II.

 

KVIC also extend marketing support by way of advertisement, organizing exhibitions. These entrepreneurs can also sell their products through more than 7050 Bhavan/Bhandars run by different Khadi institutions and also through Departmental Sales Outlets (DSOs) of KVIC/KVIB in the country.

 

The other steps being taken by the Government to encourage and promote women entrepreneurs in the country are as follows:

 

1.         Awareness camps about KVI scheme at District level and state level are being organized, so that unemployed youth and women can get the benefit of scheme.

2.         Publicity through print and electronic media about PMEGP schemes is made.

3.         District, State and National level exhibitions are organized where the entrepreneurs can sell their products.

4.         To increase the registration of MSMEs, the Government has undertaken measures that the PMEGP units can adopt the Udyog Aadhar Memorandum (UAM) to register online for filing for industrial land application for credit, pollution clearance etc.

5.         An online grievance handling system for PMEGP is set up to provide prompt and online redressal.

6.         KVIC brought out a booklet “Celebrating the spirit of women entrepreneurship” Road to pride and progress, highlighting the success stories of some of the women entrepreneurs under PMEGP during 2014-15.

7.         KVIC published a book “PMEGP success stories of entrepreneurs” of National Awardees and Successful entrepreneurs of PMEGP during 2014-15.

8.         Under Khadi activity 80% women are Khadi artisans. Under the Skill Development Programme, KVIC has focused on women oriented training courses like Beautician, Baking, Tailoring, Cooking etc. The number of  women trained under Skill Development Programme is given as below:

 

Year

Total Number of women trained

No. of women trained in Maharashtra

2014-15

55634

12838

2015-16

45135

8923

2016-17 (Provisional)

47123

11051

 

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Annexure-I

 

Annexure-I referred to in reply to part (a)to(c) of the Rajya  Sabha Unstarred Question No.433 for answer on 19.07.2017

 

Number of beneficiaries/units benefited by financial assistance under Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY), Development of Production Infrastructure (DPI) and Coir Udyami Yojana (CUY) Schemes for commencement enterprises in Coir Industry during the last three years:

                                                                                                                   (Figure in numbers)

State

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

MCY

DPI

CUY

MCY

DPI

CUY

MCY

DPI

CUY

Kerala

188

02

86

531

2

291

137

-

243

Tamil Nadu

38

33

95

-

22

159

-

17

136

West Bengal

128

-

-

65

-

8

-

-

12

Odisha

-

-

21

-

1

65

-

-

42

Andhra Pradesh

-

02

28

-

-

74

-

-

77

Karnataka

-

06

38

-

-

1

-

-

42

Maharashtra

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

Gujarat

-

01

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

Assam

-

-

-

-

-

13

-

-

23

TOTAL

354

44

268

596

25

611

137

17

586

 

  

Annexure-II

 

Annexure-II referred to in reply to part (a)to(c) of the Rajya  Sabha Unstarred Question No.433 for answer on 19.07.2017

 

Details of the number of projects set up by women entrepreneurs and employment created for women during the years 2014-15 to 2016-17

 

 

All India Performance

Year

No. of Projects setup by  Women

MM Subsidy

(Rs. in lakh) to women

No. of Employment provided to women under PMEGP

2014-15

13394

33918.06

101885

2015-16

11356

27504.40

83433

2016-17 (P)

12565

32476.16

942375

 

 

Maharashtra State

Year

No. of Projects setup by  Women

MM Subsidy

(Rs. in lakh)

No. of Employment provided to women under PMEGP

2014-15

1195

2570.12

8584

2015-16

678

1534.43

4225

2016-17 (P)

690

1896.67

5520

*(P)-Provisional

 

 

This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State for  MSME Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 19.07.2017 (Wednesday).

 

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