New Delhi: The Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) along wiith Khadi and Village Industries Boards(KVIBs) have started imparting skill development training and organizing Enterpreneurship Development Programmes(EDPs) under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme(PMEGP) to promote entrepreneurship including women entrepreneurs.
Conducting a specialized training programmes related to Khadi and Village Industries(KVI), management training and Entrepreneurship Awareness Programmes (EAPs) and EDPs, government has been promoting ease of doing business among women.
The duration of the training is flexible and varies from one week to 15 month, depending upon the trade, purpose and level of training such as managerial, supervisory or artisan oriented, entrepreneur oriented, skill up-gradation etc.
PMEGP, a credit-linked subsidy programme is being implemented with KVIC as nodal agency at the national level for generating employment in the Country by setting up of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector.
At the State and Union Territories level, the scheme is implemented through field offices of KVIC, State and Union Territory KVIBs and District Industries Centres (DICs) with the involvement of Banks.
Under PMEGP, margin money subsidy is provided for setting up micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector in the country including Tamil Nadu. Special category beneficiaries including women, are provided margin money subsidy at a higher rate of 35% in rural areas and 25% in urban areas as compared to 25% and 15% respectively for general category.
The maximum cost of project is Rs 25 lakh in the manufacturing sector and Rs 10 lakh in the service sector.