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Ministry of Micro,Small & Medium Enterprises

Skill Development under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme

Posted On: 08 JUL 2019 4:18PM by PIB Delhi

The Government has taken several initiatives to augment skill development under the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP). Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) is being provided  to the PMEGP beneficiaries through Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institutes (RUDSETI)/(RSETIs)and KVIC, KVIB Training Centres as well as other national level Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs).

The objective of EDP is to provide orientation and awareness pertaining to various managerial and operational functions like Finance, production, marketing, enterprise management, banking formalities, book-keeping etc. it also includes interaction with successful rural entrepreneur, banks as well as orientation through field visits. 10 days EDP training is mandatory for all type of projects. 

The following steps have been taken by the Government to strengthen the PMEGP  all over the country.

  1. To bring in transparency and expedite disbursement of Margin Money under PMEGP scheme, Ministry of MSME has introduced online Margin Money disbursement directly to financing bank branches.
  1. 2nd dose of financial assistance has been allowed for expansion/upgrading the existing PMEGP/MUDRA units (for manufacturing units upto 1.00 Cr and for service unit upto Rs.25.00 Lakhs with subsidy of 15% for non NER and 20% for NER and hilly state).
  2. Association of NSIC, MSME-DIs and Toll Rooms for providing necessary handholding and monitoring support to beneficiaries.
  1. To boost the marketing of KVI product, 10% of financial allocations for trading activities i.e. business/trading activities in the form of sales outlets will be permitted in NER, LWE – affected districts and A&N lslands.
  2. Retail outlets/business - selling Khadi products, Village Industry products procured from Khadi and Village Industry Institutions certified by KVIC and products manufactured by PMEGP/SFURTI units only permitted under PMEGP across the country upto 10% of the total financial allocation.
  3. Awareness camps, workshops, Bankers Meetings and exhibitions at all levels are being organized in order to propagate the PMEGP scheme for the development of micro industries.
  1. Coir activities are included under the scheme and Coir Board has been made as an implementing agency.
  1. Process of Geo-tagging of all the units is initiated.

The target set and achievement under PMEGP for the last three years are given below:

                

 

Year

TARGET

ACHIEVEMENT

No. of projects

Margin Money        (Rs. in Crore)

Estimated Employment

(Nos.)

No. of projects

Margin Money (Rs. in Crore)

Estimated Employment

(Nos.)

2016-17

54345

1082.90

434760

52912

1280.94

407840

2017-18

58750

1170.00

470000

48398

1312.40

387184

2018-19*

72381

2068.80

579048

73427

2070.00

587416

*Including 2nd Loan for up gradation of existing PMEGP/MUDRA units

 

The target of employment set by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) during the year 2019-20 and the progress is given below:

Year

Employment target

Employment Generated

(As on 26.06.2019)

2019-20              

585930

36904

 

This information was given by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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