The scheme is aimed at providing professional support to entrepreneurs belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The scheme would enable these entrepreneurs to fulfill their obligations under the Central Government Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises Order 2012. Further, the scheme would enable them to adopt applicable business practices and leverage the Stand-Up India initiatives
The scheme provides 25% subsidy on purchase of plant & machinery/equipments.
It would provide marketing and mentoring support through participation in exhibitions and vendor development programmes, reimbursement of transaction costs.
The scheme would provide for the collection, collation and dissemination of information with respect to the SC, ST enterprises and entrepreneurs
Distribution of trade specific tool kits to trained candidates of the Skill Development programmes along with free skill trainings
SCHEME APPLICABLE FOR
The benefits under the scheme can be availed by all existing and aspiring SC/ST entrepreneurs
The National SC-ST Hub (NSSH) has been set up to provide professional support to entrepreneurs belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. The NSSH aims to achieve the obligations under the Central Government Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises Order 2012. Further, the NSSH aims to assist entrepreneurs to adopt applicable business practices and leverage the opportunities under the Stand-Up India initiative of the Government. The key action areas for NSSH include vendor development, participation in public procurement, building reliable database, mentoring and handholding support, policy advocacy with states, credit facilitation, capacity building, private affirmative action, technology upgradation, marketing support, and special subsidies under various schemes. The NSSH is operational in the mentioned priority areas through various sub-schemes, as mentioned hereinbelow:
• Special Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme
• Special Marketing Assistance Scheme
• Single Point Registration Scheme
• Bank Loan Processing Reimbursement Scheme
• Bank Guarantee Charges Reimbursement Scheme
• Testing Fee Reimbursement Scheme
• Export Promotion Council Membership Reimbursement Scheme
• Top 50 NIRF Rated Management Institution’s Short-Term Training Program Fee Reimbursement Scheme
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals can apply online. Click "Apply Now"