2. Development of Khadi, Village and Coir Industries

2.1. Science and Technology Scheme

Related Scheme Science and Technology Scheme
Description The Scheme envisages extension of the outcomes of research at the laboratory level for application at the field level and extension of testing and service facility. The Research and Development activities of the Board are carried out through the twin research institutes: the Central Coir Research Institute, Kalavoor and Central Institute of Coir Technology, Bangalore.
Nature of assistance Technology Transfer, Incubation, Testing and Service Facilities
Who can apply? The research outcomes are beneficial to the coir industry and trade in India and abroad
How to apply? Traders/ Manufactures/ Entrepreneurs/Coir Workers can approach Research Centre in order to avail of assistance in Technology Transfer, Incubation, Testing and Service Facilities.
Whom to contact Joint Director, (P), Coir Board
Ph: 9447187059
Email: jdp[at]coirboard[dot]org
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2.2. Market Promotion & Development Scheme (MPDA)

Related Scheme Market Promotion & Development Scheme (MPDA)
Description The Market Promotion and Development Assistance Scheme (MPDA) has been launched as a unified scheme by merging different schemes implemented by the Khadi sector including publicity, marketing, market promotion and marketing development assistance. Further, grant/subsidy will also be available for construction of Khadi plazas. The overall objective of the scheme is to ensure increased earnings for artisans.
Nature of assistance Modified MDA (MMDA) shall be allowed @ 30% on the Prime cost of Khadi (cotton, silk, woollen) and Polyvastra
Who can apply? The Khadi institutions, having valid Khadi certificate and categorised as A+,A,B and C only are eligible to avail MMDA grant from KVIC.
How to apply? The total amount of MMDA on production will be claimed by the producing Institution from the KVIC and will be distributed amongst the stakeholders viz., spinners and weavers, producing Institutions and selling Institutions in the ratio 40%, 20% and 40% respectively. Producing Institutions shall submit quarterly claim of MMDA based on the actual production achieved during the preceding quarter of the financial year. The difference, if any, would be adjusted in the last quarter of the financial year on the basis of accounts audited by a Chartered Accountant. The MMDA, preferably, shall be reimbursed electronically by the State/Divisional office of the KVIC on a quarterly basis.
Whom to contact Dy. CEO, KVIC
Ph: 022-26710021
Email: kvicecr[at]gmail[dot]com
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2.3. Revamped Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI)

Related Scheme Revamped Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI)
Description The main objectives of the scheme are to:

To organize the traditional industries and artisans into clusters in order to make them, competitive and provide support for their long term sustainability;

To provide sustained employment for traditional industry artisans and rural entrepreneurs;

To enhance marketability of products of such clusters by providing support for new products, design intervention and improved packaging and also the improvement of marketing Infrastructure;

To equip traditional artisans of the associated clusters with the improved skills and capabilities through training and exposure visits;

To make provision for common facilities and improved tools and equipments for artisans;

To strengthen the cluster governance systems with the active participation of the stakeholders, so that they are able to gauge the emerging challenges and opportunities and respond to them in a coherent manner;

To build up innovative and traditional skills, improved technologies, advanced processes, market intelligence and new models of public-private partnerships, so as to gradually replicate similar models of cluster- based regenerated traditional industries.
Nature of assistance The Scheme would cover three types of interventions namely:

'Soft Interventions', 'Hard Interventions' and 'Thematic Interventions'. The project outlay for various clusters is as follows: Heritage cluster (1000-2500 artisans *): ₹ 8 cr; Major cluster (500-1000 artisans *): ₹ 3 cr; Mini cluster (Up to 500 artisans*): ₹ 1.5 cr.

*For NER/ J&k and Hill States, there will be 50% reduction in the number of artisans per cluster.

Soft Interventions: A maximum ceiling of ₹ 25.00 lakhs (100% scheme funding)

Hard Interventions: As per project requirement (75% scheme funding)

Cost of Technical Agency is calculated at 8 % of Soft and Hard Interventions (100% scheme funding). Cost of Implementing Agency/ Cluster Executive is fixed at a ceiling of ₹ 20.00 lakhs (100% scheme funding).
Who can apply? Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Institutions of the Central and State Governments and, Semi-Government institutions, field functionaries of State and Central Govt., Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs), and similar agencies, with suitable expertise to undertake cluster development.
How to apply? The above eligible agency/organization has to submit the proposal to the State Office, KVIC and the proposed is to be scrutinized at State Level and Zonal Level before being submitted onwards to the Scheme Steering Committee for approval.
Whom to contact Deputy Secretary (ARI), M/o MSME
Ph: 011-23062745,
Email: samar[dot]nanda[at]nic[dot]in
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2.4. Coir Udyami Yojana (CUY)

Related Scheme Coir Udyami Yojana (CUY)
Description This is a credit-linked subsidy scheme for setting up of coir units with project cost up to ₹10 lakh plus one cycle of working capital, which shall not exceed 25% of the project cost. Working capital will not be considered for the purpose of subsidy.
Nature of assistance Maximum admissible cost of the project is ₹10 lakhs plus working capital, which shall not exceed 25% of the project cost. Beneficiary’s contribution shall be 5% of the project cost. Bank credit Rate is fixed at 55%. Rate of Subsidy is fixed at 40% of the project cost.
Who can apply? Individuals, Companies, Self Help Groups, Non Governmental Organizations, Institutions registered under Societies Registration Act 1860, Production Co-operative Societies, Joint Liability Groups and Charitable Trusts.
How to apply? The applications can be collected from Coir Board Offices, District Industries Centres, Coir Project Offices, Panchayati Raj Institutions and the Nodal Agencies approved by the Board for this purpose and shall be submitted directly to the Coir Board Field Offices or through the DICs.
Whom to contact Joint Director (p), Coir Board
Ph: 9447187059
Email: jdp[at]coirboard[dot]org
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2.5. Coir VikasYojana (CVY)

Related Scheme Coir VikasYojana (CVY)
Description The interventions under the CVY Scheme envisage a wide range of activities like skill development of artisans, mahila coir yojana, supporting the setting up of production infrastructure, promoting the domestic as well as export market, providing of trade and industry related functional support services, and welfare of coir workers.
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2.5.1. Skill Upgradation & Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY)

Related Scheme Skill Upgradation & Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY)
Description Skill Up-gradation & Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY) is one of the key schemes under the Scheme Coir Vikas Yojana. Earlier it was known as Coir Plan (General) Scheme whose objectives were to provide development of domestic and export markets, skill development and training, empowerment of women, employment/entrepreneurship creation and development, enhanced raw material utilization, trade related services and welfare activities for the coir workers amongst others. The Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY), in particular, aims at women empowerment through the provision of spinning equipment at subsidized rates, after providing appropriate skill development training.
Nature of assistance The stipend per trainee for the skill development programmes will be limited to ₹1000/- per month and, in the case of training programmes of less than one month duration, the stipend will be disbursed on prorata basis. The honorarium for the trainer will be limited to ₹6,000/- per month. An amount of ₹400/- per head per month will be provided as financial assistance to the training sponsoring agency to meet the operational cost of the training for raw material, power charges and other incidentals.

Under MCY, the Coir Board provides 75% cost of motorised Ratt/motorised traditional Ratt as one time subsidy, subject to a ceiling of ₹7,500 in the case of motorised Ratt and ₹3,200 for motorised traditional and Electronic Ratt.
Who can apply? Rural women artisans in regions producing coir fibre.
How to apply? Selection of trainees for in-house training at NCT&DC will be made by inviting applications through advertisements in print and electronic media and through recommendation from the authorities of the coir producing States.

The Officer in charge of the Regional Extension Centre will handle selection of trainees for training programmes conducted at the Regional Extension Centres. Trade Associations, Unit Owners, NGOs, Co-operatives and Industries Department will sponsor such candidates and recommend them for training.
Whom to contact Joint Director (p), Coir Board
Ph: 9447187059
Email: jdp[at]coirboard[dot]org
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2.5.2. Development of Production Infrastructure (DPI)

Related Scheme Development of Production Infrastructure (DPI)
Description Coir Board is implementing the plan ‘Development of Production Infrastructure’ with the objective of providing modern infrastructure facilities to coir production units that should result inimprovement of productivity and quality, and also in creation of employment opportunities, especially for women in the rural areas. It also aims at the establishment of new “State of the Art” Coir Processing Units, spread of the industry to potential areas, enhanced utilization of available raw materials, attracting new generation entrepreneurs to the industry, modernisation of existing units, production of high value customer oriented products, making the Coir Industry competitive, adoption of eco friendly production techniques and achieving the target of a pollution free coir industry with technological advancements.
Nature of assistance Under the DPI scheme, the Coir Board financial assistance is available for setting up of coir units with a project cost up to ₹10 lakhs in the country. Successful applications will be eligible for subsidy @ 25% of the project cost, subject to a maximum of ₹6 lakhs, for setting up of De-fibering Unit, ₹4 lakh for Automatic Spinning Unit and ₹5 lakh for others, including Coir Pith Unit. For a Composite or a Multiple Unit, the maximum monetary ceiling of assistance would be ₹9 lakhs. For calculation of subsidy amount, the cost of building will be restricted to a maximum of ₹8 lakh for De- fibering and coir pith units, and ₹6 lakhs for others including Automatic Spinning Unit.
Who can apply? All new coir processing units registered with Coir Board under Coir Industry (Registration) Rules, 2008, and registered with the DIC of the respective region of the entire coir sector of the country with project cost exceeding ₹10 lakhs each or more than the ceiling fixed in Coir UdyamiYojana Scheme, are eligible for assistance under the scheme.
How to apply? The unit shall submit the application, in the prescribed format for grant of financial assistance for new units under the scheme, within 6 months from the date of commencement of production of the unit. The date of commencement of production should be supported by a certificate issued by the General Manager/DIC of the respective area.
Whom to contact Director (Marketing), Coir Board
Ph: 9400144561
Email: ajithkumar[at]coirboard[dot]org
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2.5.3. Domestic Market Promotion Scheme

Related Scheme Domestic Market Promotion Scheme
Description Domestic Market Promotion is one of the major functions envisaged under the Coir Industry Act 1953. The Board implements various measures under the scheme in order to popularize coir and coir products and expand domestic markets. The following activities are undertaken by the Board for the purpose: I. Establishment and Maintenance of Showrooms & Sales Depots. II. Participation in Domestic Exhibitions.
Nature of assistance The Scheme proposes to provide financial assistance to the Apex Co-operative Societies, Central Co-operative Societies, Primary Co-operative Societies, Public Sector Enterprises in the coir industry and the Showroom and Sales Depots of the Coir Board. The MDA is granted at the rate of 10% of their average annual sales turnover of coir products, including coir yarn and rubberized coir goods, during the preceding three financial years. This Assistance will be shared on 1:1 basis between the Central Government and the concerned State/Union Territory Government. The disbursement of Central share of MDA will be subject to the budgetary outlay available with the Coir Board under the relevant schemes.
Who can apply? Apex societies, Central Co-operative Societies, Primary Cooperatives, Public Sector Enterprises, Showrooms & Sales Depots of the Board.
How to apply? The MDA application form can be obtained from the Coir Board HO and it also can be downloaded from the website of coir board. (http://coirboard.gov.in/)
Whom to contact Director (Marketing), Coir Board
Ph: 9400144561
Email: ajithkumar[at]coirboard[dot]org
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2.5.4. Export Market Promotion

Related Scheme Export Market Promotion
Description Coir Board is implementing the Central Sector Scheme of Export Market Promotion with a view to improve the export performance of Indian Coir Sector through various export market promotion activities such as sponsoring delegations; participation in seminars and conferences; organising participation in international fairs; undertaking generic publicity abroad; extending financial assistance to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Exporters; presenting Coir Industry Awards on an annual basis to recognize the outstanding performance in the areas of export; domestic trade; R&D and functioning of units and societies.
Nature of assistance 1. Delegation, Consultancy & Information Sourcing 2. Participation in seminars and conferences 3. Participation in international fairs/buyer-seller meets 4. Publicity abroad 5.External Market Development Assistance 6. Coir Industry Awards
Who can apply? Manufacturers, Entrepreneurs and Exporters of Coir
How to apply? The application forms can be had either from the Coir Board HO or it can be downloaded from the website http://coirboard.gov.in/
Whom to contact Director (Marketing), Coir Board
Ph: 9400144561
Email: ajithkumar[at]coirboard[dot]org
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2.5.5. Trade and Industry Related Functional Support Services (TIRFSS)

Related Scheme Trade and Industry Related Functional Support Services (TIRFSS)
Description Collection of statistical data pertaining to various aspects like production, productivity, labour infrastructure, raw material, marketing and other parameters is mandatory for providing feedback to the trade and Industry. It is also necessary for formulating appropriate policy for the overall organized and systematic development of the Coir Board. One of the objectives is introduction of e-governance system in order to assess the schemes and services of the Coir Board by the public easily and to ensure transparency in all its activities. The scheme also envisages HRD programs for Coir workers to help them upgrade their knowledge in all spheres.
Nature of assistance The Scheme provides accessible export data such as name of exporting countries and quantum of export from each country. Survey & Study reports of various sectors are available for the Coir Industry. HRD Program can be utilised by coir workers for the betterment of their knowledge in tune with modern technology.
Who can apply? Coir workers and new entrepreneurs can avail of HRD program organized under the scheme.
How to apply? The Entrepreneurs/Coir Workers can approach Regional Offices of the Board in order to participate in the HRD programs organized from time to time in different regions.
Whom to contact Director (Marketing), Coir Board
Ph: 9400144561
Email: ajithkumar[at]coirboard[dot]org
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