MSME Schemes for Rural Women

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Ministry of MSME, through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), implements a number of schemes for rural women so as to improve their social and economic conditions, including those living below the poverty line.  Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and  Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh, informed while replying to a question in Lok Sabha today.

 

He said the MSME Ministry is implementing the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), a major credit-linked subsidy scheme since 2008-09, to set up micro enterprises and to generate employment in rural and urban areas of the country. The maximum cost of the project under PMEGP scheme is Rs.25.00 lakhs for manufacturing sector units and Rs.10.00 lakhs for units under service sector. Under the scheme, women entrepreneurs are covered under Special Category and are entitled to 25% and 35% subsidies for the project set up in urban and rural areas respectively. For women beneficiaries, own contribution is only 5% of the project cost while for general category it is 10%.  About 30% projects have been setup by women out of total projects set up under PMEGP. The Minister said Women Entrepreneurs have set up 138516 projects since its inception till 23.01.2019.  Details of State-wise projects set up by women are as under:

Sl. No.

State/UT

Women Entrepreneurs under PMEGP

1

Jammu  & Kashmir

6586

2

Himachal Pradesh

2542

3

Punjab

3182

4

Chandigarh

132

5

Haryana

2234

6

Delhi

413

7

Rajasthan

3887

8

Uttarakhand

2767

9

Uttar Pradesh

12790

10

Chhattisgarh

3252

11

Madhya Pradesh

5280

12

Sikkim

196

13

Arunachal Pradesh

788

14

Nagaland

2019

15

Manipur

1912

16

Mizoram

2321

17

Tripura

2053

18

Meghalaya

1269

19

Assam

10738

20

Bihar

5264

21

West Bengal

11496

22

Jharkhand

2525

23

Odisha

6846

24

A & N Islands

348

25

Gujarat

5941

26

Maharashtra

9685

27

Goa

326

28

Andhra Pradesh

6933

29

Telangana

1342

30

Karnataka

5302

31

Lakshadweep

45

32

Kerala

6066

33

Tamil Nadu

11732

34

Puducherry

304

 

TOTAL

138516

 

The Minister further informed that Ministry of MSME, through KVIC, implements schemes under its Khadi Programmewith the support of 34 State/UT Khadi and Village Industries Boards (KVIBs), and 2518 Khadi Institutions. These schemes are providing employment to4.65 lakh persons (cumulative) out of which more than 80% artisans are women. During 2016-17, 14768 projects were set up by Women Entrepreneurs and Margin Money (MM) of 38949.15Lakh Rupees were disbursed. During 2017-18 the number of projects set up by women entrepreneurs was 15669 with MM of 46355.86 Lakh Rupees. State wise details are as follows:

Sl. No.

State/UT

2016-17

2017-18

No. of Projects set up

MM subsidy disbursed

(Rs. in lakh)

No. of Projects set up

MM subsidy disbursed

(Rs. in lakh)

1

Jammu  & Kashmir

476

634.15

1188

1718.41

2

Himachal Pradesh

198

422.73

303

765.23

3

Punjab

454

1316.11

580

1861.72

4

Chandigarh

14

25.07

18

32.58

5

Haryana

283

662.57

422

958.11

6

Delhi

40

58.51

43

57.16

7

Rajasthan

314

1250.10

337

1332.04

8

Uttarakhand

296

528.92

327

676.04

9

Uttar Pradesh

1387

5030.05

1492

5417.78

10

Chhattisgarh

319

977.37

327

959.80

11

Madhya Pradesh

512

2100.23

518

2645.46

12

Sikkim

11

11.16

15

19.35

13

Arunachal Pradesh

104

138.50

86

121.22

14

Nagaland

334

626.72

427

1178.34

15

Manipur

223

581.75

237

473.38

16

Mizoram

128

217.30

134

133.83

17

Tripura

452

734.81

261

393.52

18

Meghalaya

142

155.15

31

56.98

19

Assam

1484

1015.53

581

528.41

20

Bihar

915

2115.84

647

1778.56

21

West Bengal

802

1535.21

406

1144.53

22

Jharkhand

292

494.67

215

537.20

23

Odisha

942

2144.02

777

2095.83

24

A & N Islands

22

15.33

38

33.02

25

Gujarat

567

3905.07

1017

7785.33

26

Maharashtra

783

2233.86

1079

3153.11

27

Goa

37

95.36

19

43.08

28

Andhra Pradesh

294

2631.29

719

2761.31

29

Telangana

218

812.76

370

1534.84

30

Karnataka

816

2362.30

580

1853.93

31

Kerala

635

1112.50

525

960.76

32

Tamil Nadu

1248

2955.01

1929

3314.02

33

Puducherry

26

49.20

21

30.98

 

TOTAL

14768

38949.15

15669

46355.86

 

 

 Giriraj Singh also informed the House about the MSME Ministry’s Village IndustriesProgramme , Mission Solar Charkha , Khadi Reform and Development Programme,  Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries, Capacity Building through training programmes  and  Research and Development (R&D)  for stepping up productivity, which have helped women entrepreneurs.

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