Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

INTRODUCTION

The scheme is a composition of two schemes- Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana and Rural Employment Generation Program. It is a credit-linked subsidy program that aims at generating employment opportunities through establishment of micro enterprises in rural as well as urban areas. The objective is to provide continuous and sustainable employment to a large segment of traditional and prospective artisans, rural and urban unemployed youth in the country. The scheme facilitates participation of financial institutions for higher credit flow to micro sectors.

Eligibility

  • Any individual, above 18 years of age.
  • At least VIII standard pass for projects costing above Rs.10 lakh in the manufacturing sector and above Rs. 5 lakh in the business / service sector. Only new projects are considered for sanction under the scheme.
  • Self Help Groups (including those belonging to BPL provided that they have not availed benefits under any other scheme), Institutions registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860; Production Co-operative Societies, and Charitable Trusts are also eligible.
  • Existing Units (under PMRY, REGP or any other scheme of Government of India or State Government) and the units that have already availed Government Subsidy under any other scheme of Government of India or State Government are not eligible.

Benefits

  • The maximum cost of the project/unit admissible under manufacturing sector is Rs. 25 lakh and under business/service sector is Rs.10 lakh. Per capita investment should not exceed Rs. 1 lakh in plain areas and Rs. 1.50 lakhs in hilly areas. Own contribution 5% to 10% of project cost needs to be made.
  • General category beneficiaries can avail margin money subsidy of 25% of the project cost in rural areas and 15% in urban areas. For beneficiaries belonging to special categories such as scheduled caste/scheduled tribe/women, the margin money subsidy is 35% in rural areas and 25% in urban areas.
  • For more details on the scheme, you can visit the official website.

Mode of Application

You can apply online for the scheme on the official website.

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