5. Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme

5.1. Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)

Related Scheme Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)
Description Entrepreneurship Development Programmes are being organized regularly to nurture the talent of youth by enlightening them on various aspects of industrial activity required for setting up MSEs. These EDPs are generally conducted in ITIs , Polytechnics and other technical institutions, where skill is available to motivate them towards self-employment.
Nature of assistance 20 % of the total targeted of ESDPs are conducted exclusively for weaker sections of the society i.e. (SC/ST/women and PH) with a stipend of Rs.500/- per month per candidate under the Promotional Package for (Micro, Small Enterprises) MSEs. No fee is charged from the candidates under these programmes.
Who can apply? These programmes are conducted by MSME-DIs of Ministry
How to apply?
Whom to contact Deputy Secretary, O/o DC-MSME
Ph: 011- 2306-2215
Email : rk[dot]bharti69[at]gov[dot]in
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5.2. Assistance to Training Institutions (ATI)

Related Scheme Assistance to Training Institutions (ATI)
Description The assistance is provided to National level training institutions operating under the Ministry of MSME, namely, NIMSME, KVIC, Coir Board, Tool Rooms, NSIC & MGIRI in the form of capital grant for the purpose of creation and strengthening of infrastructure and support for entrepreneurship development and skill development training programmes. Assistance is also provided to existing State level EDIs for creation or strengthening/expansion of their training infrastructure.
Nature of assistance Amount of assistance will not exceed the actual amount for strengthening/ expansion of the infrastructure required by the training institutions of this Ministry. Scale of maximum assistance to the State level EDIs will be restricted to Rs.2.5 crore in each case. Assistance for skill development programmes will be provided as per the prescribed rates.
Who can apply? Institutions of Ministry of MSME and existing State level EDIs.
How to apply? Organisations wishing to apply for assistance for creation or strengthening of infrastructure may send their applications to the Director/Deputy Secretary (EDI), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Udyog Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110 011.
Whom to contact Deputy Secretary (EDI), M/o MSME
Ph: 011- 23063198
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