PMEGP and other Credit Support Schemes

Scheme for providing financial assistance to set up new enterprises under PMEGP

Related Scheme Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
Description The Scheme is implemented by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), as the nodal agency at the National level. At the State level, the Scheme is implemented through State KVIC Directorates, State Khadi and Village Industries Boards (KVIBs) and District Industries Centres (DICs) and banks. The Government subsidy under the Scheme is routed by KVIC through the identified Banks for eventual distribution to the beneficiaries / entrepreneurs in their Bank accounts.
Nature of assistance The maximum cost of the project/unit admissible under manufacturing sector is Rs.25 lakh and under business/service sector is Rs.10 lakh.
Who can apply? Any individual, above 18 years of age. At least VIII standard pass for projects costing above Rs.10 lakh in the manufacturing sector and above Rs. 5 lakh in the business / service sector. Only new projects are considered for sanction under PMEGP. Self Help Groups (including those belonging to BPL provided that they have not availed benefits under any other Scheme), Institutions registered under Societies Registration Act,1860; Production Co-operative Societies, and Charitable Trusts are also eligible.
Existing Units (under PMRY, REGP or any other scheme of Government of India or State Government) and the units that have already availed Government Subsidy under any other scheme of Government of India or State Government are NOT eligible.
How to apply? The State/Divisional Directors of KVIC in consultation with KVIB and Director of Industries of respective states (for DICs) will give advertisements locally through print & electronic media inviting applications along with project proposals from prospective beneficiaries desirous of establishing the enterprise/ starting of service units under PMEGP. The beneficiaries can also submit their application online at and take the printout of the application and submit the same to respective offices along with Detailed Project Report and other required documents.
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(i) To generate employment opportunities in rural as well as urban areas of the country through setting up of new self-employment ventures/projects/micro enterprises.
(ii) To bring together widely dispersed traditional artisans/ rural and urban unemployed youth and give them self-employment opportunities to the extent possible, at their place.
(iii) To provide continuous and sustainable employment to a large segment of traditional and prospective artisans and rural and urban unemployed youth in the country, so as to help arrest migration of rural youth to urban areas.
(iv) To increase the wage earning capacity of artisans and contribute to increase in the growth rate of rural and urban employment.

• The maximum cost of the project/unit admissible under manufacturing sector is Rs.25 lakh and under business/service sector is Rs.10 lakh.
• Per capita investment should not exceed ₹ 1.00 lakh in plain areas and ₹ 1.50 lakhs in Hilly areas.
• Own contribution 5% to 10% of project cost.
• 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 scheduled caste/scheduled tribe /women the margin money subsidy is 35% in rural areas and 25% in urban areas.
• Quantum of Margin Money Subsidy is given as follows:

Categories of beneficiaries under PMEGP Beneficiary’s own contribution (of project cost) Rate of Subsidy
Area (location of project /unit) Urban Rural
General Category 10% 15% 25%
Special (including SC/ ST/ OBC/ Minorities/ Women, Physically handicapped, Ex-Servicemen, NER, Hill and Border areas etc. 05% 25% 35%

PMEGP - All India Achievement
Progress of PMEGP during XI(2008-09 to 2011-12) & XII Plan (2012-13 to 2015-16)

Year MM subsidy released (Rs crore) MM subsidy utilized# (Rs crore) No. of projects assisted Estimated employment generated
XI Plan Total (2008-09 to 2011-12) 3131.65 3067.69 1,64,283 16,05,865
2012-13 1228.44 1080.66 57,884 4,28,246
2013-14 988.36 1076.45 50,493 3,78,907
2014-15 1073.17# 1122.54 48,168 3,57,502
2015-16 1013.53* 872.44* 38103* 278160*
XII Plan Total 4303.5 4152.09 194648 1442815
Grand Total [XI and XII Plan] 7435.15 7219.78 358931 3048680

# including un-utilized balance funds of previous year.
Releases & all figures upto 30.03.2016

Last updated date : 28/04/2016

1) National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme

A) Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme

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Related Scheme Scheme for 'Credit Linked Capital Subsidy for Technology Upgradation (CLCS- TU)'
Description MSEs can get a capital subsidy (~15%) on credit availed for technology upgradation
Nature of assistance Financial assistance for availing credit and loan.
Who can apply?
1. Banks and financial institutions can apply to DC-MSME for availing support.
2. MSMEs need to directly contact the respective banks for getting credit and capital subsidy.
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The Scheme aims at facilitating technology up-gradation by providing 15 per cent upfront capital subsidy up to a maximum cap of ₹ 15.00 lakhs (i.e., maximum investment in approved machinery is ₹ 1.00 crore) to MSE units including tiny, khadi, village and coir industrial units on institutional finance availed by them for induction of state-of-the-art or near state-of-the-art technology for up-gradation of the present technology level to a substantially higher one involving improved productivity, and/or improvement in quality of product and/or improved environmental condition including work environment. It would also include installation of improved packaging technique as well as anti-pollution measures, energy conservation machinery, in-house testing and on-line quality control.

Salient Features The Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) was launched on 1st October, 2000. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the changes in ceiling of credit from ₹ 40.00 lakhs to ₹ 1.00 crore with the rate of subsidy enhanced from 12% to 15% w.e.f. 29th September, 2005.

Presently, the Scheme facilitates subsidy to 51 sub-sectors/products including Khadi and Village Industries. As the Scheme progressed, the list of products/sub-sectors has been expanded by inducting new technologies/products/sub-sectors with the approval of the competent authority i.e., Technical Sub-Committee (TSC) and Governing and Technology Approval Board (GTAB) of the CLCSS.

At present, the Scheme is being implemented by 12 nodal banks/agencies including SIDBI and NABARD. Except SIDBI and NABARD, all the nodal banks/agencies would consider proposals only in respect of credit approved by their respective branches, whereas, for other Primary Lending Institutions (PLI) approved under the guidelines, SIDBI and NABARD would be the nodal agencies for release of subsidy under this Scheme. Online Application and Tracking System has been introduced w.e.f. 01.10.2013 and the SME units need to upload their subsidy claim application though their PLIs.

Procedural Aspects
This Scheme is linked with term loans availed by the MSEs from Banks or Financial Institutions. To claim subsidy under CLCSS, eligible MSEs are required to apply online through Primary Lending Institutions (PLIs), from where the MSEs availed term loan for up-gradation of technology. The completed application is being uploaded by PLI through Online Application and Tracking System to the attached Nodal Agency, which, in turn, recommends the application online to Office of DC (MSME) for release of subsidy. After processing of application and subject to availability of funds, due approval is accorded from competent authority and concurrence of Internal Finance Wing, after which funds are released to Nodal Agencies. Funds are then transferred by the Nodal Agencies to the PLIs where the account of the MSE is operated.

Performance of Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme (CLCSS) from the inception (2001-02) upto 2015-16 is given below:

Year No. of MSE Beneficiaries Total Amount of subsidy released (Rs. Crore)
2001-02 to 2011-12 16295 854.05
2012-13 5713 343.79
2013-14 6279 421.48
2014-15 7246 448.85
2015-16 5047 322.44
2016-17 (Upto 30/09/2016) 3391 216.42

Flow of Scheme

Last updated date : 30/09/2016