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  • OBJECTIVE
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    • The scheme aims at providing financial assistance to self-employment ventures, in order to generate sustainable employment opportunities for unemployed youth and traditional artisans in rural and urban areas.
  • KEY BENEFITS
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    • Bank-financed subsidy program for setting up new micro-enterprise in non-farm sector.
    • Margin Money subsidy on Bank Loan ranges from 15% to 35% for projects up to Rs. 50 Lakh in manufacturing and Rs. 20 Lakh in the service sector.
    • For special category beneficiaries such as SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/NER/Women/PH/Minorities, the money subsidy margin is 25% in urban areas and 35% in rural areas.
  • SCHEME APPLICABLE FOR
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    • Individuals above the age of 18 can apply for this scheme.
    • Other beneficiaries can be Institutions registered under Societies, Self Help Groups, Charitable Trusts and Production Co-operative Societies.
  • DETAILED INFORMATION
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    • The own contribution for beneficiary belonging to the general category is 10% of the project cost and 5% of the project cost in cases of special category.
    • Upon the approval of the loan, banks sanction and release the amount of 90% – 95% of the total project cost, allowing the beneficiaries to set up units for operations.
    • Support events like EDP training, awareness camps, etc are held to provide Backward & Forward Linkages, in order to attain sustainability of the projects under the scheme.
    • Government of India has facilitated online processing of applications and allocation of Margin Money directly by the financing branches.
    • The e-portal’s online one-page application form is fixed requirement for institutional as well as individuals. The PMEGP MIS portal and the application form are mobile friendly, allowing e-mail/SMS notifications to the applicant at each stage of the application process.
    • PMEGP e-portal also displays model projects of various KVI activities.
    • PMEGP e-portal is also linked to with the Model Village Industries projects by the NSIC.
    • For the increase and ease in registrations of the MSMEs, the Government of India has recommended PMEGP to adopt the Udyog Aadhar Memorandum (UAM) for online registrations.
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