5 Most Unique MSME Schemes for Rural Development and Upgradation

Table of Contents

The government of India has initiated many different types of MSME schemes for Urban and Rural Areas, From which many such schemes are not popular and unknown by the beneficiaries, here are some Unique MSME schemes for Rural Development.

Rural Development MSME Schemes

Work-Shed Scheme for Khadi Artisans

Objective: To facilitate and empower khadi spinners and weavers to
chart out a sustainable path for growth, income generation
and a better work environment.

Key Benefits
• To provide better ambiance by providing a better workplace to artisans to enable them to carry out their spinning and weaving work efficiently.
• To provide more storing and working space for housing slivers, raw material, implements, etc.
• To help in improving the efficiency and thereby the production, the productivity of spinners, weavers and also to increase their earnings

Scheme applicable for
• Khadi/ polyvastra producing Institutions and Khadi

Detailed Information

• Financial assistance is provided to those Khadi artisans who belong to the BPL category. In the states where BPL the card is being issued, they should be covered under the scheme. Where BPL cards are not being issued at present, identification of poor artisans may be made in a transparent and open process. The benefits of the scheme would be made available to only those artisans who work for at least 100 days a year

How to apply
• Apply on http://www.kvic.gov.in/kvicres/index.php

Rojgar Yukt Gaon MSME Scheme

• Scheme aims towards the development of Khadi and creation of sustainable employment opportunities

Key Benefits

• To transform socio-economically distressed villages into sustainable and self-reliant Khadi-based enterprises.
• To give further motivation to Khadi Sector it is proposed to introduce an RYG scheme with an enterprise-led business model for strengthening Khadi Institutions (KIs).

Scheme applicable for

• New Entrepreneur or Corporate entity with partnership
with KIs

Detailed Information

• Create an additional 12,500 direct employment in 50 villages;
• Develop a sustainable model of Khadi-based business enterprise in the villages with a tripartite collaborative
model of entities from the Government, business, and the village community to produce quality goods;
• Facilitate the overall development of the selected villages in terms of infrastructure and amenities;
• Develop skills where they don’t exist, provide opportunities where they are not available, generate income and build MSME SCHEMES 49 sustainable self-reliance to communities

How to apply
• Apply on http://www.kvic.gov.in/kvicres/index.php

Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Industrialization (MGIRI)


• To support, upgrade and accelerate the process of Rural Industrialization in the country to move towards the Gandhian vision of a sustainable village economy self-sufficient in employment and amenities

Key Benefits

• Science and technology Intervention & Innovations for Rural Industries
• Networking and National/ International Collaboration on R&D and Technology Transfer related to KVI Sector
• Skill/ Entrepreneurship Development Training for Enterprise Development in the KVI sector

Scheme applicable for
• Existing and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Detailed Information
• Any individual entrepreneur can get help in technology up-gradation, product quality improvement, DPR preparation and product testing in the KVI sector, and online design support for the garment sector.
• Any individual entrepreneur can get Skill/Entrepreneurship Development Training to set up an enterprise in the KVI sector
• Any individual entrepreneur can avail exiting portals like www.ruralhaat.com and www. Udyamisahayak.com evolved by MGIRI for obtaining information on machinery and equipment availability and product marketing support MSME SCHEMES 51 for village industries.

How to apply
• Apply on http://www.mgiri.org/

Pottery Activity under Gramodyog Vikas Yojana (GVY) scheme


• To increase the production, technical knowhow of pottery artisans and to reduce the cost of production
• To enhance the income of pottery artisans by providing skill development training and modern and automated equipment
• To provide skill-development training to SHGs of potteryartisans on focused products like garden pots, khullad, decorator products, etc.
• To encourage the successful potter to set up his own unit under the PMEGP scheme
• To develop necessary market linkages by tying up with exports and large buying houses.
• To innovate various new products and raw materials to make international scale potter

Type of assistance
• Wheel Pottery Training Program for traditional pottery artisans.
• Press Pottery training program for pottery as well as non-pottery artisans.
• Jigger-Jolly training program for pottery as well as non-pottery artisans.
• Trainer’s training program for skilled traditional pottery artisans who want to work as master trainers.
• Assistance by providing pottery wheel, Clay Blunger, Granulator, etc

Who can apply
• The artisans between 18 years and up to 55 years of age.
• Preference to be given to the people trained in the related activity, people pursuing the same activity earlier, based on their education, profile & minimum of 50% to SCs / STs / Women candidates / BPL category
• Non-pottery artisan who is interested to start a new industry can be selected for the training of press pottery and jigger-jolly etc

How to apply
•By responding to the advertisements to be given by the State /Divisional Directors of KVIC locally through print and electronic media by inviting applications from prospective beneficiaries/ SHGs to receive training/ machines etc

Whom to Contact
• State Director, Khadi and Village Industries Commission. The address is available at http://www.kviconline.gov.in

Beekeeping Activity under Gramodyog Vikas Yojana (GVY) Scheme

• To adopt scientific bee management practices
• To utilize available natural resources in beekeeping
• To create sustainable employment for the beekeepers/farmers
• To provide supplementary income for the beekeepers /farmers
• To create awareness about Honey and other Hive Products and benefits of beekeeping in cross-pollination

Type of assistance
• 5 days beekeeping training is provided to the beneficiary through various training centers / State Beekeeping Extension Centers / Masters’ Trainer as per prescribed syllabus.
• Assistance with Bee boxes, Tool kits, etc

Who can apply
• Persons in the age group between 18 years to 55 years
• One person from one family will be eligible for 10 bee boxes, with bee colonies and tools kit (Bee veil, smoker, Knife, and hive tool)
• Persons already trained in beekeeping by KVIC / KVIB / NABARD / KVK (s) / Agriculture – Horticulture Boards / Eligible Beekeeping NGO (s), etc. eligible to get the support of bee boxes with bee colonies and tool kit.
• Persons who have availed benefits from other Govt. Schemes for the same/similar purpose will not be eligible; the beneficiary shall give a declaration to this effect

How to apply
• By responding to the advertisements to be given by the State / Divisional Directors of KVIC locally through print & electronic media inviting applications along with project proposals from prospective beneficiaries / SHGs etc.

Whom to Contact
• State Director, Khadi and Village Industries Commission. The address is available at http://www.kviconline.gov.in


Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date