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Government of India
Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises
08-December-2011 17:20 IST
Employment in Agro and Rural Industries
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

 

As per the 4th all India census of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), about 595.66 lakh persons are employed in the MSME sector, which includes agro, rural, cottage and small-scale industries. 

 

The Ministry of MSME has been supplementing the efforts of the State Governments to promote agro, rural and cottage industries in the country through various schemes. In particular, Government has introduced the PMEGP since 2008-09 as a credit-linked subsidy-based programme for providing margin money assistance for setting-up of micro- enterprises in the non-farm sector. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Coir Board also actively organize exhibitions of khadi and village industries products and of coir products from time to time, besides providing marketing opportunities to the units through their departmental sales outlets.

 

 

State/Union Territory (UT) – wise estimated employment opportunities generated under REGP/PMEGP

S. No.

States/UTs

Estimated

employment generated under REGP from 1994-95 to

2007-08

(No. of persons)

 

Estimated

employment generated under PMEGP from 2008-09 to

2010-11

(No. of persons)

 

1

Chandigarh

1580

962

2

Delhi

5275

963

3

Haryana

239097

19631

4

Himachal Pradesh

113482

9834

5

Jammu and Kashmir

144985

40606

6

Punjab

237323

19663

7

Rajasthan

511727

42784

8

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

7809

985

9

Bihar

59601

72158

10

Jharkhand

41674

23680

11

Orissa

93636

60194

12

West Bengal

370292

166017

13

Arunachal Pradesh

12081

4840

14

Assam

185197

66013

15

Manipur

19157

2792

16

Meghalaya

36450

3776

17

Mizoram

70710

5363

18

Nagaland

109532

1732

19

Tripura

40812

4250

20

Sikkim

11730

650

21

Andhra Pradesh

493070

135875

22

Karnataka

304434

43398

23

Kerala

260332

30995

24

Lakshadweep

501

320

25

Pondicherry

15261

1633

26

Tamil Nadu

186344

89376

27

Goa

25183

3875

28

Gujarat*

67386

31804

29

Maharashtra**

302413

72166

30

Chhattishgarh

111335

31463

31

Madhya Pradesh

298681

33921

32

Uttarakhand

80954

20951

33

Uttar Pradesh

485968

114461

 

Total

4944012

1157091

 

 

* including Daman & Diu.

** including Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

 

This information was given by the Union Cabinet Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Virbhadra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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