Thursday, 6 April 2017

Schemes to promote work of Rural Artisans

To generate rural employment and to promote the entrepreneurs in the rural areas of the country, Ministry of MSME is implementing the following schemes through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Coir Board:

I.          Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC):

i) Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is a credit linked subsidy scheme, for setting up of new micro-enterprises and to generate employment opportunities in rural as well as urban areas of the country through KVIC, State Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) and District Industries Centre (DIC).  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/Women/PH/Minorities/Ex-Servicemen/NER, the margin money subsidy is 35% in rural areas and 25% in urban areas. The maximum cost of projects is Rs.25 lakh in the manufacturing sector and Rs.10 lakh in the service sector.

ii) Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) was launched in 2005-06 for making Traditional Industries more productive and competitive by organizing the Traditional Industries and artisans into clusters.

iii) A Scheme for Promoting Innovation, Rural Industry and Entrepreneurship (ASPIRE) was launched on 18.3.2015 to promote Innovation & Rural Entrepreneurship through rural Livelihood Business Incubator (LBI), Technology Business Incubator (TBI) and Fund of Funds for start-up creation.



iv) Market Promotion Development Assistance (MPDA) – MDA scheme of KVIC has been modified as MPDA scheme formulated as a unified scheme by merging different schemes/ sub-schemes/components of different Heads implemented in the 11th Plan, namely, Market Development Assistance, Publicity, Marketing and Market Promotion.  A new component of Infrastructure namely setting up of Marketing Complexes /Khadi Plazas has been added to expand the marketing net worth of Khadi & VI products. Under the erstwhile MDA scheme financial assistance was distributed amongst Producing Institutions (30%), Selling Institutions (45%) and Artisans (25%). Under the Modified MDA (MMDA) financial assistance is distributed amongst Producing Institutions (20%), Selling Institutions (40%) and Artisans (40%).

v) Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certificate (ISEC) Scheme provides credit at concessional rate of interest through Banks as per the requirement of the Khadi institutions. The institutions are required to pay interest of only 4%, any interest charged by banks over 4% will be paid by Central Government through KVIC.

vi) Workshed Scheme for Khadi Artisans was introduced in 2008-09 to provide financial assistance for construction of workshed to khadi artisans belonging to BPL category through the khadi institutions with which the khadi artisans are associated.  This empowers khadi spinners and weavers to chart out a sustainable path for growth, income generation and better work environment.

vii) Strengthening infrastructure of weak Khadi institutions and assistance for marketing infrastructure:  This scheme provides need-based support towards the Khadi sector for nursing the sick/problematic institutions elevated from “D” to “C” category as well as those whose production, sales and employment have been declining while they have potential to attain normalcy and to support creation of marketing infrastructure in other identified outlets. Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to existing weak Khadi institutions for strengthening of their infrastructure and for renovation of selected khadi sales outlets.

II.        Coir Board:

i)          Coir Vikas Yojana:

1. Skill Upgradation & Mahila Coir Yojana - Under the scheme programmes like Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Awareness Programme, Workshop, Seminar, Exposure Tour, etc. are implemented for attracting more entrepreneurs to start coir processing units.  In order to create skilled man power required for the industry, Coir Board is implementing training programmes in value added products. The candidates undergoing training programmes are given stipend amounting to Rs. 1000/- per month.

Under the ‘Mahila Coir Yojana’ Scheme which is exclusively for rural women artisans training in spinning of coir yarn/various coir processing activities is provided to rural women. The scheme envisages distribution of motorized ratts/motorized traditional ratts and other coir processing equipments to women at subsidised rates after completion of training. During the training period, the women artisans are given stipend amounting Rs.1000 per month. The trained women are given ratts and other coir processing equipments at 75% subsidy subject to a maximum of Rs.7500/-.
   
    
2. Scheme for the Development of Production Infrastructure - Under the scheme financial assistance is extended for setting up of coir units and modernization of existing units. Under the scheme subsidy to the tune of 25% of the cost of equipments and other infrastructural facilities subject to a maximum of  Rs.6 lakh for setting up of defibering unit, Rs. 4 lakh for Automatic Spinning Unit and Rs.5 lakh for others. For a composite or a multiple unit the maximum ceiling of assistance would be Rs.9 lakh. In the case of modernization of existing unit the subsidy will be limited to 25% of the cost of equipments and infrastructural facilities subject to a maximum of Rs.2 lakh.

ii)         Coir Udyami Yojana (formerly known as REMOT Scheme) is a credit linked subsidy scheme providing assistance for setting up of coir units. The maximum admissible cost of project under the scheme is upto Rs.10 lakhs plus working capital, which shall not exceed 25% of the project cost. The pattern of assistance under the scheme is 40% as Govt. of India subsidy, 55% as loan from Banks and 5% as beneficiary contribution. Assistance under the Scheme is made open to all individuals, companies, SHGs, NGOs, Institutes registered under Societies Registration Act 1860, Production Co-operative Societies, Joint Liability Groups and Charitable  Trusts.


Fund Allocation/Target and fund utilized/Achievement of Margin Money under PMEGP during the last three years and current year

(MM Rs. in lakh)
Sl. No.
State/UT
Target (Margin Money)
Achievement (Margin Money)
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17#
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17@
1.
Jammu & Kashmir
2983.59
2919.50
4006.80
3541.26
3226.20
3274.63
3781.19
853.01
 2.
Himachal Pradesh
1730.87
1687.45
1721.57
1970.11
1613.84
2237.73
1767.26
662.30
3.
Punjab
2665.96
2711.49
3026.80
3504.09
2477.06
3190.88
2902.97
2000.31
4.
U.T. Chandigarh
304.74
287.99
90.00
100.00
59.11
61.46
87.72
55.42
5.
Haryana
2771.26
2716.36
3747.40
2140.93
2075.51
3012.98
3112.09
566.54
6.
Delhi
1075.38
1061.04
257.35
3371.31
164.74
189.24
254.05
1799.67
 7.
Rajasthan
5554.14
5369.78
4188.14
300.00
4064.94
5249.62
4384.07
107.25
8.
Uttarakhand
1934.23
1882.35
1909.93
5500.99
2099.99
2153.32
1740.86
1737.72
9.
Uttar Pradesh
13786.28
13339.41
17535.32
12981.52
15104.91
16937.53
14456.87
9369.35
10.
Chhattisgarh
3623.56
3474.41
4303.8
6909.77
2118.61
2045.68
2829.38
4320.47
11.
Madhya Pradesh
8466.23
8182.74
7729.40
200.00
7973.02
9241.70
8117.17
7.97
12.
Sikkim
584.56
541.34
227.38
500.00
108.09
33.52
186.11
252.00
13.
Arunachal Pradesh
1852.57
1793.42
200.08
1751.68
889.42
1004.99
38.85
1099.99
14.
Nagaland
1705.43
1563.64
1255.83
1741.70
1125.77
878.59
1392.81
981.03
15.
Manipur
1557.67
1403.65
2855.92
1253.49
1591.34
1600.76
1213.98
140.47
16.
Mizoram
1117.83
1043.39
924.99
1578.62
886.40
807.98
1026.35
2040.75
17.
Tripura
1163.93
985.02
2748.26
1748.10
2225.25
1333.65
945.84
177.67
18.
Meghalaya
1333.04
1184.79
1250.62
5636.41
600.13
971.14
1056.12
3205.69
 19.
Assam
6210.97
5388.75
4969.87
3680.30
7393.07
5397.01
2869.74
4996.11
20.
Bihar
8675.93
8277.14
7118.59
4165.73
7725.19
4111.32
6588.55
989.99
21.
West Bengal
4627.57
4396.32
4765.49
5201.65
5596.72
6010.11
3400.65
4438.86
22.
Jharkhand
4738.31
4547.06
3462.64
4493.30
4533.11
2871.29
3559.74
1600.62
23.
Odisha
5854.95
5621.47
6282
8527.32
4075.76
3945.89
5736.32
4116.84
24.
A & N Islands
619.20
593.09
158.00
5398.45
164.94
92.32
65.11
5444.14
25.
Gujarat*
4375.58
4346.72
6536.16
6111.29
4401.81
6200.52
6339.73
2364.16
26.
Maharashtra**
6539.82
6299.38
9718.42
2336.59
4737.62
7843.81
5285.03
3999.24
27.
Goa
490.68
466.91
159.40
2004.86
143.86
141.76
165.43
2056.89
 28.
Andhra Pradesh
4829.17
2667.87
4496.85
4941.62
4610.54
3492.11
2262.37
10129.53
29.
Telangana
0
1954.44
2094.00
371.62
0
1889.35
2217.57
126.28
30.
Karnataka
4538.84
4512.99
10846.89
50.00
7837.31
6479.10
5898.01
00
31.
Lakshadweep
758.55
704.68
90.00
2446.06
3.18
28.61
0.00
2066.70
32.
Kerala
2278.34
2306.51
2731.60
5291.23
2756.94
2679.28
2720.48
4397.55
33.
Tamil Nadu
4969.70
4974.91
7110.80
150.00
5216.93
6733.89
5497.54
62.03
34.
Puducherry
781.12
100.00
100.00
100.00
43.17
112.10
106.37
32.26
Total
114500.00
109306.00
128620.30
110000.00
107644.48
112253.87
102006.33
76198.81

* including Dadra & Nagar Haveli                 ** including Daman & Diu                 # BE Targets               @ as on 28.2.2017




State/UT-wise Number of beneficiaries benefitted under PMEGP Scheme during the last three years
(Projects in numbers)
Sl. No.
State/UT
Beneficiaries benefitted  (Projects)
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17#
1.
Jammu & Kashmir
1855
1565
2207
514
 2.
Himachal Pradesh
1112
1244
1077
319
3.
Punjab
979
1153
966
889
4.
U.T. Chandigarh
55
36
43
29
5.
Haryana
935
1175
1248
405
6.
Delhi
142
198
256
686
 7.
Rajasthan
1280
1976
1988
80
8.
Uttarakhand
1236
1333
1136
728
9.
Uttar Pradesh
4354
4891
4365
2685
10.
Chhattisgarh
921
847
1277
1712
11.
Madhya Pradesh
2462
2737
1979
6
12.
Sikkim
66
16
110
177
13.
Arunachal Pradesh
657
652
35
566
14.
Nagaland
421
416
623
664
15.
Manipur
733
747
685
118
16.
Mizoram
777
817
1134
1256
17.
Tripura
1307
787
642
144
18.
Meghalaya
397
555
603
4129
 19.
Assam
8255
5015
3483
2927
20.
Bihar
3121
1639
2430
499
21.
West Bengal
3216
3397
1873
1933
22.
Jharkhand
2612
1699
1839
580
23.
Odisha
2146
2013
2876
969
24.
A & N Islands
224
161
119
1075
25.
Gujarat*
914
1289
1419
968
26.
Maharashtra**
2186
3469
2497
1115
27.
Goa
79
78
91
537
 28.
Andhra Pradesh
1453
937
642
3134
29.
Telangana
0
604
660
61
30.
Karnataka
2778
2431
2140
00
31.
Lakshadweep
4
31
0
900
32.
Kerala
1505
1344
1369
1504
33.
Tamil Nadu
2268
2858
2463
47
34.
Puducherry
43
58
65
47
Total
50493
48168
44340
31403
* including Dadra & Nagar Haveli   ** including Daman & Diu      # as on 28.2.2017

Rural artisans who have benefitted from the schemes of Coir Board
State
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17 (Apr-Dec. 2016)
Kerala
353
820
1312
867
Tamil Nadu
1887
2340
1483
1207
Karnataka
250
418
102
179
Andhra Pradesh
622
234
879
340
Odisha
518
287
325
118
Others
0
212
108
150
Total
3630
4311
4209
2861

This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State for  MSME Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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