MSME Ministry issues guidelines for schemes for promotion of MSMEs in NE region and Sikkim
New Delhi, Aug 8 (KNN) The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) has issued guidelines for Promotion of MSMEs in the north eastern region and Sikkim of the central sector scheme “Technology and Enterprise Resource Centres”.
The MoMSME has been working for the development of MSMEs in the country and felt for a need for special treatment as far as development of MSMEs in North Eastern Region & Sikkim is concerned.
With this objective in mind, a special scheme for 'Promotion of MSMEs in North Eastern Region and Sikkim' was approved on August 02, 2016.
After merger of the four Schemes viz. (i) Tool Room and Technical Institutions; (ii) Promotion of MSMEs in North Eastern Region and Sikkim; (iii) Infrastructure Support to MSME-Testing Centres/ Testing Stations/ Training Institutes/ Workshop & MSME Development Institutes (Field Institutes) and (iv) Capital Outlay on Public Works, a new Central Sector Scheme of "Technology and Enterprise Resource Centres" was formulated and the same was appraised by the EFC in its meeting held on January 16, 2018.
The Scheme has been approved by the Competent Authority. The sub-components of the scheme are to - Set up of new and modernization of existing Mini Technology Centres; Development of new and existing Industrial Estates; Capacity Building of Officers along with some other activities.
For scheme for Setting up of new and modernization of existing Mini Technology Centres envisages financial assistance to State Governments for setting up new and modernization of existing Mini Technology Centres.
The quantum of financial assistance will be equal to 90% of the cost of machinery/ equipment/ buildings, not exceeding Rs. 10.00 crore.
However, the Government of India funding would not be admissible towards cost of land and building’s cost will be maximum to the extent of 20% only.
The scheme for the development of new and existing Industrial Estates seeks providing financial assistance for development of new and existing Industrial Estates. Under this scheme, as much as 80% of the cost of infrastructure facilities not exceeding Rs. 8.00 crore will be sanctioned for development of new and existing Industrial Estates. The infrastructure facilities will include power distribution system, water, telecommunication, drainage & pollution control facilities, roads, banks, storage and marketing outlets etc.
For the Capacity Building of officers engaged in promotion and development of MSMEs, training fee and the boarding/lodging expenses of officers would be borne by Government of India under the scheme and would be paid directly to the Training Institutions (maximum 7 days).
The Scheme funds can also be used for undertaking various activities such as Research Studies (including assessment studies), Strengthening of Institutes(soft intervention only) etc. It shall also include the demand based services like knowledge services & human capital development, business development services & access to operational services (business ecosystem) such as - finance, technology, infrastructure, markets and business networks, etc.
The proposal of the state governments will be approved based on the detailed project reports submitted by them. (KNN Bureau)