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PMEGP - Pradhan Mantri Employment Guarantee Scheme

PMEGP - Pradhan Mantri Employment Guarantee Scheme


Pradhan Mantri Employment Guarantee Scheme (PMEGP) 

NEWS By PIB Delhi

New Delhi : Date - 20 JUL 2023 

Ministry of Ministry of Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises, through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), is implementing Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) across the country including Assam, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan State for assisting entrepreneurs in setting up of new units in the non-farm sector. It aims to provide employment opportunities to traditional artisans/ rural and urban unemployed youth at their doorstep.

Under PMEGP, General Category beneficiaries can avail Margin Money (MM) subsidy of 25% of the project cost in rural areas and 15% in urban areas.  For beneficiaries belonging to Special Categories such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBCs, Minorities, Women, Ex-servicemen, Physically Handicapped, Transgenders, beneficiaries belonging to Northeastern Region, Hill and Border areas, and Aspirational Districts, the Margin Money subsidy is 35% in rural areas and 25% in urban areas. Besides, beneficiaries from General Categories contribute 10% of project cost while beneficiaries from Special Categories contribute 5% of project cost. The maximum cost of project is Rs. 50 lakhs in the manufacturing sector and Rs. 20 lakhs in the service sector.

Since 2018-19, 2nd financial assistance of upto Rs. 1 cr. for upgradation and expansion of well-performing existing PMEGP/REGP/MUDRA units have been introduced with subsidy of 15% (20% for NER and hilly areas).

Under PMEGP, around 80% of the total units are in rural areas, whereas ~14% of total units are in Aspirational districts. Further, nearly 50% of the total units are owned by women and SC/ST entrepreneurs.

Details of targets set and achievements made under PMEGP in the country including rural areas as well as in Assam, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan State during last three years is given at Annexure.

The number of estimated employment generated in rural areas of Assam, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan State under PMEGP during last 3 years is given below:

Year

Estimated employment generated

Assam

Tamil Nadu

Rajasthan

2020-21

19744

35040

16336

2021-22

26208

39336

15256

2022-23

17320

39032

13008


Under PMEGP, there is no specific target set for Women entrepreneurs. However, women are considered under Special Categories under the scheme and are eligible for higher Margin Money subsidy and lower personal contribution. The details of women led units assisted under PMEGP during last 3 years are given below:

Year

Women led units assisted

2020-21

27285

2021-22

39156

2022-23

32626

 

This information was given by Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

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