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Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme was announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 15th August, 2008.

The basic objective of the scheme was to generate continuous and sustainable employment opportunities in Rural and Urban areas of the country, to provide continuous and sustainable employment to a large segment of traditional and prospective artisans, rural and urban unemployed youth in the country through setting up of micro enterprises and to facilitate participation of financial institutions for higher credit flow to micro sector.


  • Any individual, above 18 years of age
  • There will be no income ceiling for assistance for setting up projects under PMEGP.
  • The beneficiaries should have passed at least VIII standard, for setting up of project costing above Rs.10 lakh in the manufacturing sector and above Rs. 5 lakh in the business /service sector,
  • Self Help Groups (including those belonging to BPL provided that they have not availed benefits under any other Scheme) are also eligible for assistance under PMEGP.
  • Institutions registered under Societies Registration Act,1860
  • Production Co-operative Societies
  • Charitable Trusts.
  • Existing units (Under PMRY, REGP or any other scheme of Government of India or State Government) and the units that have already availed Government Subsidy under any other scheme of Government of India or State Government are not eligible.

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