Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
 
 
This programme has been launched by merging the two schemes that were in operation till 31.03.2008 namely Prime Minister's Rojgar Yojana (PMRY) and Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) for generation of employment opportunities through establishment of micro enterprises in rural as well as urban areas. PMEGP is a central sector scheme administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME). The Scheme is implemented by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a statutory organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of MSME as the single nodal agency at the National level. At the State level, the Scheme is implemented through State KVIC Directorates, State Khadi and Village Industries Boards (KVIBs) and District Industries Centres (DICs) and banks.
 
 
Objective:
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To generate employment opportunities in rural as well as urban areas through setting up of self employment ventures.
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To bring together widely dispersed traditional artisans/ rural and urban unemployed youth and give them self-employment opportunities to the extent possible, at their place and also to increase their income
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To provide continuous and sustainable employment to a large segment of traditional and prospective artisans and unemployed youth, so as to help arrest migration of rural youth to urban areas.
 
Levels of funding under PMEGP
 
Categories of beneficiaries under PMEGP
Beneficiary's contribution (of project cost)
Rate of Subsidy (of project cost)
Area (location of project / unit)  
Urban
Rural
General Category
10%
15%
25%
Special (including SC / ST / OBC / Minorities / Women, Ex-servicemen, Physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border areas etc.
05%
25%
35%
 
Note
(1)
The maximum cost of the project/unit admissible under manufacturing sector is Rs. 25 lakh.
(2)
The maximum cost of the project/unit admissible under business/service sector is Rs. 10 lakh.
(3)
The balance amount of the total project cost will be provided by Banks as term loan
 
 
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