Government of India | NITI Aayog

List of Central Schemes

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK)

Extending microcredit to the women in the informal sector

•Through NGO-MFIs, RMK facilitates credit

•Umbrella scheme for the below:

A. Loan Promotion Scheme

B. Main Loan Scheme

C. Gold Credit Scheme

D. Housing Loan Scheme

E. Working Capital Term Loan Scheme

F. Franchisee Scheme

G. Re-Finance to Urban Cooperative Banks/

Mahila Cooperative Banks

H. Nodal Agency Scheme

I. Awareness Generation

J. Capacity Building & Skill Upgradation

K. Marketing Linkages

L. Entrepreneurship Development

Ministry of Women & Child Development

Financial Support

Agnostic

Specific

http://rmk.nic.in/

Vocational/Skill Training – support to training and
employment programme (STEP) for women

Provide skills that give employability to women enabling
them to become self-employed/entrepreneurs

•Grants can be given for “project implementing
agencies”(PIA)

• 90% of project financing , and remaining 10 % through PIA

Ministry of Women & Child Development

Skilling

MSME

Specific



http://wcd.nic.in/schemes/support-training-and-employment-programme-women-step

Out of school Adolescent girls: Kishori Shakti Yojana
(Replaced with “Sabla” scheme in few districts.)

Improvement in health status and skill building of
adolescent girls

• Implemented via Anganwadi centres

• Extends to rural and urban centres

• Adolescent girls who are unmarried, belong to BPL
families and are school drop outs are selected for 6 months
stints of learning

• Awareness building on personal health and hygiene
supplemented by deworming efforts

Ministry of Women & Child Development

Skilling

Agnostic (non-agro)

Specific



http://wcd.nic.in/kishori-shakti-yojana

Mahila Shakti Kendra

Empower rural women through community participation

• Provide an interface for rural women to approach the
government for availing their entitlements and empowering
them through training and capacity building

• Student volunteers (college/NCC/NSS) will be involved in
awareness generation of various important government
schemes/ programmes

• Setting up District Level Centre for Women (DLCW) to
serve as a link between village, block and state level in
facilitating women centric schemes

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Social

Agnostic

Specific



http://www.wcd.nic.in/sites/default/files/About%20MSK%20scheme%20.pdf

Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD)

Skill development to help women achieve self-reliance
through income generating activities

• Assistance from State Level Empowerment Committee for
NORAD

Department of Women and Child Development with partial
assistance from Norway

Skilling

Agnostic

Specific



http://arunachalswwcd.gov.in/content/central%20plan/NORAD.html



http://megsocialwelfare.gov.in/women.html



http://socialwelfaremanipur.nic.in/women.htm

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

The National Livestock Mission (NLM)

The Mission is designed to cover all the activities
required to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement
in livestock production systems and capacity building of
all stakeholders.

•NLM has 4 submissions on Fodder & Feed development,
Livestock, Pig Development in North Eastern Region, Skill
Development, Technology Transfer and Extension

Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries,
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare

Financial Support

Agriculture

Specific



http://dahd.nic.in/about-us/divisions/national-livestock-mission

Venture Capital Assistance Scheme

Financial support in the form of an interest free loan
provided by SFAC to qualifying projects to meet shortfall
in the capital requirement

• SFAC scheme assists agri-preneurs to make investments in
setting up agribusiness projects through financial
participation

• Provides financial support for preparation of bankable
Detailed Project Reports (DPRs)

through Project Development Facility (PDF)

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Financial Support

Agriculture

Not specific



http://sfacindia.com/VCA_Scheme.aspx

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Provide a comprehensive insurance cover against failure of
the crop

• Farmer’s part of premium for Kharif, Rabi and commercial
& horticulture crops is 2%, 1.5% and 5% respectively.
Remaining part is equally borne by central & state
govts.

• Covers both yield and post-harvest loss

• Proposes mandatory use of remote sensing, smart phones
and drones for quick estimation of crop loss

• No cap on premium and reduction of the sum insured

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Financial Support

Agriculture

Not specific


http://www.agri-insurance.gov.in/Pmfby.aspx




Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme

Mitigate the hardship of insured farmers against likelihood
of financial loss on account of anticipated crop loss
resulting from adverse weather conditions


• Covers major food crops such as cereals, millets &
pulses, Oilseeds and commercial / horticultural crops.
Crops are selected and notified by State Governments

• Available to all kinds of farmers, big or small; loanee
or non-loanee; Landholders, sharecroppers or tenant
farmers. Compulsory for loanee farmers

• Operates on area approach, defined by state govts. Sum
insured for each notified crop is pre calculated using a
formula

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Financial Support

Agriculture

Not specific



http://www.agri-insurance.gov.in/InsuranceGuidelines.aspx





Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme

Providing risk management aid to coconut palm growers
against non-preventable natural factors, pests &
diseases, etc.

• Covers damage / losses to coconut palm and / or nut yield
arising out

of non-preventable natural factors like cyclones, floods,
accidental fire, earthquakes, pests

• Individual farmer/ planter / grower offering at least 5
healthy ‘nut’

bearing palms in contiguous area / plot eligible. Dwarf and
Hybrid coconut palms in age range of 4 to 60 year and Tall
variety

coconut palms in age range of 7 to 60 year eligible

• Premium and sum insured varies from Rs. 9 – Rs. 14 and
Rs. 900 – Rs. 1750 per plant/year respectively

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Financial Support

Agriculture

Not specific



http://www.agri-insurance.gov.in/InsuranceGuidelines.aspx




Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization

Promotes agricultural mechanisation among small and
marginal farmers and in the areas where the level of
mechanisation is very low

“• Increase the ratio of farm power to cultivable unit area
up to 2 kW/ha

• ‘Custom Hiring Centres’ to offset adverse economies of
scale arising due to small landholding and high cost of
individual ownership. Hubs for hi-tech & high value
farm equipment

• Create awareness through demonstration and capacity
building activities

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Technical Support

Agriculture

Not specific



http://farmech.dac.gov.in/

Agri-clinics and Agribusiness Centres

Aims to tap expertise of Agriculture Graduates to set up
Agri-clinic or AgriBusiness Centre and offer professional
extension services to farmers

• Free 2- month training to agricultural graduates to set
up Agri-clinic or Agribusiness Centre (provides paid
services to farmers on crop selection, best practices,
price trends, etc.

• Ceiling of project cost for subsidy- Rs.20 lakhs for an
individual project (25 lakhs for extremely successful
individual projects), Rs.100 lakhs- group project

• Repayment period 5-7 years, with moratorium of 2 years

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Technical/Financial Support

Agriculture

Not specific


http://www.agriclinics.net/AboutScheme.aspx




Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

SIDBI Make in India Soft Loan Fund for Micro Small and
Medium Enterprises (SMILE)

The objective of the Scheme is to provide soft loan, in the
nature of quasi-equity and term loan on relatively soft
terms to MSMEs to meet the required debt-equity ratio for
establishment of an MSME as also for pursuing opportunities
for growth for existing MSMEs.

•Focused on 25 Make in India sectors

•Available for existing enterprises looking to expand

•Offers concessional rate for initial 3 years

SIDBI

Financial Support

Agnostic

Specific



https://www.sidbi.in/files/SIDBI_Ebrochure_SMILE_new.pdf

Annapurna Scheme

Financial support for women in hospitality business

• Caters to food catering via tiffin/lunch packs etc.

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Financial Support

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Specific



https://smallb.sidbi.in/bank-schemes/annapurna-scheme-financing-women-establishing-food-catering-unit

Stand-Up India

Facilitates bank loans between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 Crore
to at least one Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe borrower
and at least one women borrower per bank branch for setting
up a Greenfield enterprise.

•The loan constitutes of 75% of the project cost inclusive
of term capital and working capital. •The loan can be
availed by SC/ST/Women entrepreneur to set their
businesses. •The loan can be secured by a collateral
security or it can be put under a guarantee through the
Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Stand Up India plans.

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Financial Support

Agnostic

Specific



https://www.standupmitra.in/Home/SUISchemes

Growth Capital and Equity Assistance

Provides assistance in form of mezzanine/convertible
instruments, subordinated debt and equity. This quasi
assistance has a higher moratorium on repayment and a
flexible structuring

•To provide financial support for scaling up/expanding
businesses •It helps to avoid the complexities of
Enterprise Evaluation, Exit issues that come along with the
equity investments •It offers a long term structured
assistance for investments that involve intangible assets

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Financial Support

MSME

Not specific



https://www.sidbi.in/Growth_Capital_and_Equity_Assistance.php

Start-up Assistance Scheme

Provide structured financial assistance to help sectors
that traditionally do not involve physical assets like
technology, biotech

• Need based finance of upto 2 lakhs and equity kicker is
provided under this scheme

• Assistance is released in tranches

• It targets industries like technology, biotech, clean
technologies, social ventures, etc.

• This assistance can be used for Capital Expenditure,
Working Capital, Intangible

project heads

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Financial Support

Agnostic

Not specific



https://www.sidbi.in/files/SIDBI_Ebrochure_start_up_assistance.pdf

Sustainable Finance Scheme

Assist the entire value chain of energy

efficiency (EE) / cleaner production (CP) and sustainable

development projects in MSME

• Financial assistance is provided to New / existing MSME
that have satisfactory track record of past performance and
sound financial position

• Units looking for this assistance should have minimum
credit rating of investment grade or its equivalent as per
internal credit rating model

• Project specifically working in the area of energy
efficiency (EE) / cleaner production (CP) and sustainable
development projects are provided assistance

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Financial Support

Energy

Not specific



https://www.sidbi.in/files/SIDBI_Ebrochure_SFS_new.pdf

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Self-Employment Programme under Deendayal
AntyodayaYojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission

To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor
households by enabling them to access gainful
self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities,
resulting in an appreciable improvement in their
livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong
grassroots level institutions of the poor.

•To address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors
by facilitating access to suitable spaces

•Cater to the needs of especially vulnerable segments of
the urban homeless like the dependent children, aged,
disabled, mentally ill, and recovering patients etc.

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

Financial Support/Skilling

Agnostic

Specific



http://aajeevika.gov.in/content/mission

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)/Mudra Yojana Scheme for
Women

The purpose of PMMY is to provide funding to the
non-corporate small business sector.

•Loan of >10 lakhs provided to non-agro based
enterprises

•Modi Govt. has advocated for special emphasis on this loan
being given to women

•Three categories of loans:

•SHISHU – covering loans up to Rs 50,000/-

•KISHOR – covering loans above Rs 50,000/- and up to Rs 5
lakh

•TARUN – covering loans above Rs 5 lakh and up to Rs 10
lakh

MUDRA

Financial Support

Agnostic (non-agro)

Specific



https://www.mudra.org.in/Offerings

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing

To provide farmers access to competitive markets &
provide adequate infrastructure to enable them to realise
better prices

•The policy provides capital subsidy for purchase of
equipment facilitating marketing i.e cold storage
facilities, godowns etc.

•The scheme also aids improving general marketing
infrastructure, capacity building and access to market
information

NABARD

Marketing

Agriculture

Specific



http://agricoop.nic.in/programmesandschemes/agricultural-marketing

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Mahila Adhikarita Yojana

Term Loan assistance to women engaged as Scavengers (and
their dependent daughters) for engaging in small/petty
business

• Finances projects up to a maximum cost of Rs. 1,00,000

• Loan financing upto 90% of the cost via NSKFDC and
remaining 10% via SCAs

• Interest chargeable from SCA is 2% and from beneficiary
directly is 5%

• Repayment Period is 5 years

National SafaiKaramcharis Finance and Development
Corporation (NSKFDC)

Financial Support

MSME

Specific



http://nskfdc.nic.in/content/schemes-programmes/mahila-adhikarita-yojana-may

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Technology Developement and Utilization Program for women

Promoting adoption and awareness of new technologies by
women especially MSMEs run by women SHGs/entrepreneurs

• Women are indirect beneficiaries

• Direct beneficiaries include Institutions receiving
annual Central/State govt grants, R&D laboratories etc.

• Covers expenditure on manpower, consumables, basic
equipment

Ministry of Science and Technology

Financial Support

Science & Technology

Specific



http://www.clusterobservatory.in/schemes/SCH054-TDUPW_reviewed.pdf

Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Start-ups and MSMEs
(PRISM)

Provides grants, grant-in-aid support, technical guidance
and mentoring to technology solution providers/innovators
developing technology solutions aimed at helping MSME
cluster

•Financial support to individual innovators in 2 phases.
1st Phase is for idea incubation and 2nd phase is for
enterprise incubation of successful ideas from phase 1

• Max support upto Rs.50.00 lakh limited to 50% of the
total project cost to research organisations for developing
technology solutions aimed at helping MSME cluster

• Focus sectors: Green Technology, Clean Energy,
Industrially Utilizable Smart Materials, Waste to Wealth,
Affordable Healthcare, Water & Sewage Management and
Any Other Technology or Knowledge Intensive Area

Ministry of Science & Technology

Incubation centres

Energy

Not specific



http://www.csio.res.in/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=253

Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI)

To mentor early stage, pre-proof-of-concept innovative and
emerging technology research in biotechnology field and
assist new enterprises to forge appropriate linkages with
academia and government.

•Beneficiary can be a Company/LLP/Joint Venture (51% stakes
should be owned by Indian Citizen.) with other private or
public partner(s) like university/colleges in India,
National research laboratories, Not-for-profit private
research labs/societies/foundation.

• Participating companies to have adequate in-house
facility for project implementation OR Incubated with a
recognized Incubation Facility.

• There are 3 calls for proposals in a year.

Ministry of Science & Technology

Financial Support

Biotechnology

Not specific



http://www.birac.nic.in/desc_new.php?id=217

Promoting Innovations in Individuals, Start-ups and MSMEs
(PRISM)

Provides grants, grant-in-aid support, technical guidance
and mentoring to technology solution providers/innovators
developing technology solutions aimed at helping MSME
cluster

•Financial support to individual innovators in 2 phases.
1st Phase is for idea incubation and 2nd phase is for
enterprise incubation of successful ideas from phase 1

• Max support upto Rs.50.00 lakh limited to 50% of the
total project cost to research organisations for developing
technology solutions aimed at helping MSME cluster

• Focus sectors: Green Technology, Clean Energy,
Industrially Utilizable Smart Materials, Waste to Wealth,
Affordable Healthcare, Water & Sewage Management and
Any Other Technology or Knowledge Intensive Area

Ministry of Science & Technology

Incubation centres

Energy

Not specific



http://www.csio.res.in/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=253

Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI)

To mentor early stage, pre-proof-of-concept innovative and
emerging technology research in biotechnology field and
assist new enterprises to forge appropriate linkages with
academia and government.

•Beneficiary can be a Company/LLP/Joint Venture (51% stakes
should be owned by Indian Citizen.) with other private or
public partner(s) like university/colleges in India,
National research laboratories, Not-for-profit private
research labs/societies/foundation.

• Participating companies to have adequate in-house
facility for project implementation OR Incubated with a
recognized Incubation Facility.

• There are 3 calls for proposals in a year.

Ministry of Science & Technology

Financial Support

Biotechnology

Not specific



http://www.birac.nic.in/desc_new.php?id=217

Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG)

To stimulate commercialization of research discoveries by
providing very early stage grants and mentorship to help
bridge the gap between discovery and invention

• Beneficiaries are scientist entrepreneurs from research
institutes, academia and start-ups

• Funding in the form of Grant‐in‐Aid limited up‐to Rs 50
Lakh released in 4 instalments and duration limit is
18months

• BIRAC issues a national call for BIG at least 2 times
each year through various newspapers

Ministry of Science & Technology

Financial Support

Biotechnology

Not specific



http://www.birac.nic.in/desc_new.php?id=83

SPARSH (Social Innovation programme for Products:
Affordable & Relevant to Societal Health)

The objective of this scheme is to provide solutions to the
problems of the society by inventing innovative solutions
for healthcare and allow people to avail affordable
products in the social market

•Increase the development of innovative biotech products to
enhance the healthcare facilities in the society and also
build international relations to upscale biotech products
•To foster and upscale the best practices used in the
biotechnology network •Support small, medium and large
scale enterprises to facilitate innovative research
projects on targeted development by giving them financial
support

Ministry of Science & Technology

Financial Support/Technical Support

Healthcare

Not specific



http://birac.nic.in/webcontent/Sparsh_Guidelines_Ver4.pdf

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

NABARD – Women SHGs Development Fund

Address imbalances w.r.t. State wise disparities in the SHG
Bank Linkage program with special focus on women run SHGs

• The fund shall be utilised for providing refinance to
banks against the first time loans given to women SHGs
developmental activities, financing micro enterprises set
up by Women SHGs and supporting the promotion of Women SHGs
in the Project Area

Ministry of Rural Development

Financial Support

SHGs

Specific



http://financialservices.gov.in/sites/default/files/WSHG%20Operational%20Guideliles.pdf

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Electronic Development Fund (EDF) Policy

“Fund of Funds” to participate in professionally managed
“Daughter Funds” which in turn will provide risk capital to
companies developing new technologies in the area of
electronics, Nano-electronics and Information Technology
(IT)

•The EDF aims to attract fund for research and innovation
projects based on specific areas •It provides a risk
capital to companies to develop new technologies in the
domains of electronics, Nano-electronics and IT • EDF helps
to build design based capabilities

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Financial Support

ICTE

Not specific



http://meity.gov.in/esdm/edf

Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS)

Offset disability and attract investments in electronic
manufacturing through capital subsidy and Tax
reimbursements

•The scheme provides a subsidy of around 20% for special
economic zones(SEZ) and 25% for (non-SEZ) on project units
in electronics manufacturing. •For high capital investment
projects it provides a reimbursement of Central Taxes and
Duties, they also provide incentives for 29 electronic
verticals. •On each product category, an investment
threshold is set, it ranges from 1 crore to 5000 crore
rupees based on the type of project.

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Financial Support

ICTE

Not specific

http://meity.gov.in/sites/upload_files/dit/files/M-SIPS%20Gazette%20Notification.pdf
http://meity.gov.in/esdm/edf

Support for International Patent Protection in Electronics
& Information Technology

Financial support to MSMEs and technology start-up units
for international patent filing to encourage innovation

•This scheme provides a financial support to the filling of
Information Communication Technologies and Electronics
sector •A reimbursement of around Rs 15 lakhs is provided
per invention/ 50% expenses incurred in the filling patent

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Financial Support

ICTE

Not specific



http://www.ict-ipr.in/sipeit/SIPEITForm

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana

To create sustainable livelihood opportunities for women in
agriculture, help in their skilling and increase their
managerial capacity

• Promoted via CBOs/Project Implementing Agencies/State
Rural Livelihood Mission

• Project approval goes through various stages of
Desk/Field appraisal

National Rural Livelihood Mission

Financial support/Skilling

Agriculture

Specific


http://mksp.gov.in/

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Atal Incubation Centres

AIM intends to establish ‘new’ incubation centres across
India by providing them with financial support

• AICs plans to create world class incubation facilities
across India

• It tried to provide suitable physical infrastructure in
terms of capital equipment and operating facilities,
coupled with the availability of sectoral experts for
mentoring the start-ups and business planning support

NITI Aayog

Financial Support to Incubation Centres

Agnostic

Not specific



http://niti.gov.in/content/atal-incubation-centres-aics

Scale-up Support to Existing Incubators

Augment capacity of the Established Incubation Centres in
the country

• AIM tries to establish world class incubation centres
across various parts by augmenting the capacity of already
established incubation centres

• It provides financial scale-up support to enable
Established Incubation Centres

• Incubation centres that are eligible for this should have
been in operation for at least 3 years and should be
registered in India as public, private or public-private
partnership

NITI Aayog

Financial Support to Incubation Centres

Agnostic

Not specific



http://niti.gov.in/content/scale-support-established-incubation-centres

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Micro and Small Enterprises – Cluster Development
Programme (MSE-CDP)

Enhance productivity and competitiveness of MSMEs as well
as aid in their capacity building

• Improvement of technology/skills/market access

• Capacity building via SHGs

• Infrastructure Uplift

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Skilling/ Infrastructure

MSME

Not specific



http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/mse-cdprog.htm

Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises
(CGTMSE)

CGTMSE has been set up to strengthen credit delivery system
and facilitate flow of credit to the MSE sector by
providing collateral free credit facilities and by make
good the loss incurred by the lender if the borrower fails
to discharge its liabilities

• Contributed by the GOI and SIDBI in the ratio of 4:1

• Loan limit upto Rs. 100 lakh per borrowing unit

• Guarantee cover is up to 75% of the credit facility up to
Rs.50 lakh, 85% for loans up to Rs. 5 lakh, 80% for MSEs

owned/ operated by women and all loans to NER with a
uniform guarantee at 50% of the credit exposure above Rs.50
lakh and up to Rs.100 lakh

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Financial Support

MSME

Not specific



https://www.cgtmse.in/schemes.aspx

Coir Udyami Yojana

The objective of the scheme is to Rejuvenate, Modernize and
Technologically

Upgrade the most crucial link in the Coir production chain,
namely Spinners and

Tiny Household sector

• Individuals with no income ceiling, SHGs, NGOs,
Companies, Co-operative societies, Charitable trusts are
eligible

• SC/ST, Women, NER and Andaman and Nicobar Island and
Lakswadweep beneficiaries will be given priority

• 5% Beneficiary contribution, 55% bank credit, 40% Rate of
subsidy. Maximum cost of the project is Rs.10 lakhs plus
working capital, which shall not exceed 25% of the project
cost

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Financial Support

MSME

Not specific



http://coirservices.gov.in/Html_Files/OperationalGuidelines_CUY.pdf

Revamped Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional
Industries (SFURTI)

To organize the traditional industries and artisans into
clusters and provide them support for marketability of
products, sustainability, improved skills, active
participation of the stakeholders, improved technologies,
advanced processes, market intelligence and new PPP models,
so as to gradually replicate similar models of
cluster-based regenerated traditional industries

• Funding varies from Rs.1.5 Crore to Rs.8 Crore in view of
the size and scale of the project

• Funding can be used for Soft interventions e.g. skill
training, Hard interventions e.g. training centres and
cross cutting Thematic interventions e.g. brand building,
R&D initiatives and developing linkages between
clusters etc.

• NGOs, Central/State/semi-Government institutions,
Central/State field functionaries, Panchayati Raj
institutions (PRIs), Private sector by forming cluster
specific SPVs, CSR foundations with expertise to undertake
cluster development can benefit from the scheme

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Financial Support

MSME

Not specific



http://msme.gov.in/sites/default/files/SFURTI_GUIDELINES_REVISED.pdf

Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme for Technology
Upgradation (CLCSS)

To facilitate technological upgradation to new and existing
Micro & Small Enterprises(MSEs)

engaged in manufacturing.

• Facilitating 15% upfront capital subsidy to a maximum
limit of Rs.15.00 lakhs

(investment in approved plant & machinery upto Rs.1.00
crore) for induction of

well-established and improved technologies.

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Financial Support

MSME

Not specific



http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/schemes/SCLCS_FOR_TU_SSI_UNITS.pdf

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

BPCL Start-up Fund

Support projects that aims to establish innovative
technology and business process re-engineering ideas with
significant business potential, social relevance and
focussed on environment-protection

• Financial assistance is provided to nurture innovative
technology and business process re-engineering ideas

• The selected proposals are incubated with assistance from
BPCL till they reach Proof of Concept stage, with the
required physical and intellectual support

• Besides financial support, mentor support and specific
technical assistance in terms of guidance or testing on
need-basis will be provided

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Financial Support

Agnostic

Not specific



https://ebiz.bpc.co.in/BPCLStartUp/AboutStartup/Scheme

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Provide meaningful, industry relevant skills training to
youth across the country

• Skills training to youth, including class 10 and 12 drop
outs and cover about 24 lakh people

• Involve soft skills, good work ethics, personal grooming,
behavioural change for cleanliness etc.

• Monetary reward (average Rs. 8000/trainee) is given on
assessment and certification by third party assessment
bodies

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

Skilling

Agnostic

Not specific



http://pmkvyofficial.org/Index.aspx

Scheme

Objective

Details

Ministry/Body In-charge

Theme

Industry

Women specific

Link

Grant in aid scheme for the welfare of women labour

Voluntary Organizations/NGOs are being provided funds by
way of grants-in-aid to take up action-oriented projects
for the benefit of women labour

• This scheme aims to provide economic independence to
women through the help of voluntary organization

• The voluntary organization seeking fund should be such
that its welfare programmes are accessible to target group
without any distinction

• The organization seeking should have 3 years of
experience in implementation of welfare programmes

Ministry of Labour and Employment

Social/Skilling

Agnostic

Specific



https://labour.gov.in/sites/default/files/Grant-In-Aid.pdf