What are the different Schemes offered by Central Government for Small-Scale Industries?

There are some that are offered by the Central Government through the Office of the Development Commissioner for the Small-Scale Industries sector and they are as follows:
1. National Manufacturing Competitiveness Program: The Government announced the formulation of National Competitiveness Programme in 2005 with an objective to support the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in their endeavour to become competitive and adjust the competitive pressure caused by liberalization and moderation of tariff rates.
2. Micro & Small Enterprises Cluster Development Program: DC (MSME) launched MSE-CDP for bolistic development of selected MSEs clusters through value chain and supply chain management on Co-operation basis, which is mentioned above.
3. Scheme for Capacity Building: It refers to the strengthening of database and advocacy by industry/ enterprise associations, as envisaged in the promotional package for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs).
4. Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme for Technology Up gradation: This scheme aims at facilitating Technology Up gradation of Micro and Small Enterprises by providing 15% capital subsidy on institutional finance availed by them for induction of well established and improved technology in approved sub-sectors/products.
5. Credit Guarantee Scheme: Collateral free loans up to a limit of Rs. 50 Lakhs are offered by the Banks under the guidance of the RBI for the entrepreneur who runs MSME.
6. ISO 9000/ISO 14001 Certification Reimbursement Scheme: It Refers to incentive Scheme of Reimbursement of expenses for acquiring Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9000 certification/environment management (EMS) ISO 14001 certification to the extent of 75% or Rs. 75,000/- whichever is lower.
7. Mini Tool Rooms: Refers to financial assistance up to 90% or Rs. 9.00crores, whichever is less for setting up new Mini Tool Rooms. For up gradation of existing Tool Rooms, the assistance is 75% or Rs. 7.5 crores.
8. Assistance to Entrepreneurship Development Institutes: For strengthening training infrastructure in EDIs, assistance up to 50% or Rs. 50 Lakhs whichever is less will be made available.
9. Scheme of Micro Finance Programme: This scheme relates to the Micro Financing which can be achieved by creating self-employment opportunities. This is one of the ways of attacking poverty and solving the problems of unemployment.
10. Scheme of National Award: In order to boost the entrepreneurs, the Central Government has instituted a National Award to business men running the micro, small and medium enterprises.


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