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Prime Ministers Employment Generation Programme

 

PRIME MINISTER’S EMPLOYMENT GENERATION PROGRAMME (PMEGP)

 

  1.       The Scheme

 

            Government of India has approved the introduction of a new credit linked subsidy programme called Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) by merging the two schemes that were in operation till 31.03.2008 namely Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana (PMRY) and Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) for generation of employment opportunities through establishment of micro enterprises in rural as well as urban areas. PMEGP will be a central sector scheme to be administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME).  The Scheme will be implemented by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a statutory organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of MSME as the single nodal agency at the National level.  At the State level, the Scheme will be 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 will be routed  by KVIC through the identified Banks for eventual distribution to the beneficiaries/entrepreneurs in their Bank accounts.  The Implementing Agencies, namely KVIC, KVIBs and DICs will associate reputed Non-Government Organization (NGOs)/reputed  autonomous  institutions/Self Help  Groups (SHGs)/ National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)/Udyami Mitras empanelled under Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana (RGUMY), Panchayati  Raj  institutions and other relevant bodies in the implementation of the Scheme, especially in the area of identification of beneficiaries, of area specific viable projects, and providing training in entrepreneurship development.

 

 

2.      Objectives

 

(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.

 

 

 

 

 

  3.       Quantum and Nature of Financial Assistance

 

 Levels of funding under PMEGP

 

Categories of beneficiaries under PMEGP

Beneficiary’s contribution

(of project cost)

Rate of Subsidy

(of project cost)

Area (location of project/unit)

 

Urban

Rural

General Category

10%

15%

25%

Special (including SC / ST / OBC /Minorities/Women, Ex-servicemen, Physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border areas etc.

05%

25%

35%

Note: (1) The maximum cost of the project/unit admissible under manufacturing sector is Rs. 25 lakh.

         (2) The maximum cost of the project/unit admissible under business/service sector is Rs. 10 lakh.

          (3) The balance amount of the total project cost will be provided by Banks as term loan