jobs: PMEGP prolonged until FY26 with Rs 13,554 crore outlay; to create 40 lakh jobs: Govt


The Prime Minister’s Employment Technology Programme has been authorized for continuation until the monetary 12 months 2025-26 with the entire outlay of Rs 13,554.42 crore, the federal government stated on Monday. The scheme will create sustainable employment alternatives for about 40 lakh individuals in 5 monetary years, the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises stated.

The extension of the scheme is over the fifteenth Finance Fee Cycle for 5 years from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

PMEGP seeks to facilitate technology of employment alternatives for youth throughout the nation by aiding them in organising of micro enterprises in non-farm sectors.

Together with the extension of the time-frame, some main modifications have been made within the current scheme. These embody improve within the most mission value from current Rs 25 lakh to Rs 50 lakh for manufacturing items and from current Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh for service items.

The definition of village business and rural space has additionally been modified for PMEGP, with areas falling underneath Panchayti Raj establishments to be accounted underneath rural space, whereas areas underneath municipal firms to be handled as city areas.

All implementing companies are allowed to obtain and course of purposes no matter the agricultural or city class.

PMEGP candidates underneath aspirational districts and transgender shall be handled as particular class candidates and entitled for increased subsidy.

The continuation has been authorized with a “increased fee of margin cash subsidy — 25 per cent of the mission value in city space and 35 per cent of the mission value in rural areas, for particular class candidates together with, SC, ST, OBC, ladies, transgender, bodily disabled, NER, aspirational and border district candidates,” the assertion stated.

For basic class candidates, the subsidy is 15 per cent of the mission value in city space and 25 per cent of the mission value in rural areas, it added.

Since its inception in 2008-09, about 7.8 lakh micro enterprises have been given help underneath PMEGP with a subsidy of Rs 19,995 crore, producing estimated sustainable employment for 64 lakh individuals.

About 80 per cent of the items assisted are in rural areas and about 50 per cent are owned by SC, ST and girls classes.

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