Schemes and Programmes of Ministry of Small Scale Industries


Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries






National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP)




Declarations relating to Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries



Ministry of Small Scale Industries




Role of the Ministry of Small Scale Industries







Integrated Infrastructural Development (IID) Scheme for Small Scale Industries







Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Small Scale Industries (CGFSSI)




Micro-finance Programme




Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development of Women (TREAD)




Equipment Financing Scheme




Performance and Credit Rating of Small Scale Industries



Technology Upgradation




Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme for Technology Upgradation of Small Scale Industries (CLCSS)




Small Industries Cluster Development Programme (SICDP)




Quality Upgradation in Small Scale Sector through Incentive for Acquiring ISO-9000/ISO-14001 Certification




Setting up Testing Centres




Setting up Mini Tool Room and Training Centres Scheme




Energy Conservation Programme




Technology Business Incubator



Marketing & Export Promotion




Marketing Development Assistance for SSI Exporters (SSI-MDA)




Participation of International Exhibitions




Training Programmes on Packaging for Exports




Government Stores Purchase Programme




Consortia Marketing and Brand Building




NSIC’s Participation in Trade Fairs and Exhibitions




Buyer-Seller Meets




Exports of Products and Projects




Marketing Assistance for North Eastern Region (NER)




International  Cooperation



Ancillary Development




Sub-Contracting Exchanges for Ancillary Development



Entrepreneurship Development & Training




Support to Institutions




Entrepreneurship Development Programme




Management Development Programme




Skill Development Programme



Data Base and Information Services




Collection of Statistics of SSIs




Small Enterprise Information & Resource Centre Network (SENET)




Sensitisation Programme on Bio-Technology




Sensitisation Programme on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)




Mentoring and Advisory Services



Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries




Role of the Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries



Employment Generation




Rural Employment Generation Programme




Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY)



Khadi and Village Industries




Khadi Rebate Scheme




Khadi Karigar Janashree Bima Yojana




Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certificate (ISEC) Scheme




Product Development, Design Intervention and Packaging Scheme (PRODIP)



Coir Industry




Export Market Promotion Scheme – External Market Development Assistance




Domestic Market Promotion Scheme




Development of Production Infrastructure Scheme




Mahila Coir Yojana



Address of Institutions under the Ministries of Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries.








National Common Minimum Programme





Declarations Relating to Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries

(Announced in May 2004)




The UPA government will establish a National Commission to examine the problems facing enterprises in the unorganised / informal sector. The Commission will be asked to make appropriate recommendations to provide technical, marketing and credit support to these enterprises. A National Fund will be created for this purpose.


            The UPA administration will revamp the functioning of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and launch new programmes for the modernisation of the coir, handlooms, powerlooms, garments, rubber, cashew, handicrafts, food processing, sericulture, wool development, leather, pottery and other cottage industries.


… Along with vastly expanding credit facilities for small scale industry and self-employment, the UPA government will ensure that the services industry will be given all support to fulfill its true growth and employment potential. This includes software and all IT-enabled services, trade, distribution, transport, telecommunications, finance and tourism.




            … The UPA government will set up a National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council to provide a continuing forum for policy dialogue to energies and sustain the growth of manufacturing industry like food processing, textiles and garments, engineering consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, capital goods, leather, and IT hardware.


            Household and artisanal manufacturing will be given greater technological, investment and marketing support. In the past few years, the most employment-intensive segment of small scale industry (SSI) has suffered extensively. A major promotional package for the SSI sector will be announced soon. It will be freed from the Inspector Raj and given full credit, technological and marketing support. Infrastructure upgradation in major industrial clusters will receive urgent attention……


(excerpt from NCMP)



Ministry of

Small Scale Industries



Role of the Ministry of

Small Scale Industries


The primary responsibility of promotion and development of small sale industries and rural industries likes with the State Governments. However, the Government of India, in recognition of the potential of these sectors in both creation of wealth and employment and of the need for  a country-wide framework of policies and measures for their promotion and development, has always taken active interest in supplementing the efforts of the State governments in several ways. In the very first decade after independence, the Government of India set up the Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) in 1954, a public sector enterprise called the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) in 1955, and enacted the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act in 1957. Establishment of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Small Industries Service Institutes (SISI) in nearly every State followed. Over the years, the Central Government has formulated policy packages and implemented a large number of schemes and programmes from time to time, to provide infrastructural, technological, credit and marketing support to these sectors.


            The Ministry of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries was first created on 14th October, 1999 and, on 6th September, 2001, further bifurcated into two separate ministries, namely, the Ministry of Small Scale Industries and the Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries.


            The Ministry of SSI has a country-wide network of institutions and offices, through which it implements its schemes and programmes. It also acts in close partnership with State Governments and industry associations. Besides, the Ministry runs three training institutes, namely, National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (NISIET), Hyderabad (successor to the Central Industrial Extension Training Institute), National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), NODIA, and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati, with the objective of training and development of human resource relevant to small industries as also entrepreneurship. It has also supported in setting up a large number of entrepreneurship development institutes (EDI) in various States.


            As the nodal Ministry for the promotion and development of the SSI, this Ministry also assists other Ministries and Departments of the Government of India in formulating appropriate policies and programmes for the growth and development of the SSI. The policy support provided by the Government of India to the SSI sector in general are as under:


(i)                   Reservation of products for exclusive manufacture by the SSI


First announced in the seventies, this policy was intended to protect the SSI from competition from the large scale industries. At its maximum, the number, products so reserved was 873. In the early nineties, it was realised that it was in the interest of the SSI and the economy as a whole that some of these products should be deserved and the industries enabled to enhance technology and increase the scale of production so that they could remain competitive in an increasingly globalizing world. Since then, through a series of de-reservations in consultation with the SSI associations, 367 products have been taken out of the reserved list, including 193 products de-reserved in 2004-05. At present, 605 products remain reserved for manufactured by the SSI.


(ii)                 Price preference


In Government purchase, 15% price preference is given to SSI suppliers.


(iii)                Purchase preference


Under this policy, the Government of India and its public sector undertakings are required to purchase 358 reserved products only from the SSI.


(iv)                Credit support

Credit to SSI comes under Priority Sector lending and within this there is a sub target of 60 per cent for the tiny units. The Reserve Bank of India as well as the Indian Banks Association issue guidelines from time to time on various aspects of credit for the SSI sector.


(v)                  Fiscal support


Under this policy, exemption from central excise duty is available to SSI units for first clearances of up to Rs.1 crore. This is available up to a ceiling of annual turn over of Rs.4 crore.


            Most of the programmes and schemes for the development of SSI sector are implemented through the two organisations of the Ministry, These are :


(1)                 Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO).

(2)                 National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC).


Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO)


·         SIDO, headed by an Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner (SSI), was set up in 1954.

·         Working as an attached office of the Ministry of SSI, SIDO is an apex body for assisting in policy formulation and coordinating and monitoring implementation of scheme, etc., for promotion and development of SSI.

·         SIDO liaises with the Central Ministries, Planning Commission, State Governments, financial institutions, States and Union Territories, voluntary agencies and other organisations.

·         SIDO provides a comprehensive range of facilities and services, tooling facilities, marketing assistance, etc., through a network of


-          30 Small Industries Service Institutes (SISIs), and 28 Branch Small Industries Service Institutes (Br. SISIs);

-          4 Regional Testing Centes (RTCs) and 7 Field Testing Stations (FTSs);

-          10 Tool Rooms, and 2 Central Footwear Training Institutes (CFTIs);

-          6 Product-cum-Process Development Centes; and

-          Credit Guarantee Fund Trust to operate Credit Guarantee Scheme.


·         SIDO provides secretarial assistance to the Small Scale Industries Board which is chaired by the Minister (SSI).


National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC)


·         NSIC, established in 1955, is headed by Chairman-cum-Managing Director and managed by a Board of Directors.

·         The main functions of NSIC are to promote, aid and foster the growth of small industries in the country, on a generally commercial basis.

·         NSIC provides a variety of support to the SSIs to cater to their different needs related to multi-product and multi-locational markets.

·         NSIC operates through 8 Regional Offices, 5 Technical Services Centres, 2 Foreign Offices, 2 Software Technology Parks, 17 Branch Offices (located in almost all States with major presence of SSIs) and 3 Technical Services Extension Centres.





Small Scale Industries

            Small scale industries (SSI) are defined in terms of their investment in plant and machinery (excluding land and building) the current limit of which is Rs.1 crore. However, the investment limit of specific hi-tech and export-oriented items reserved for manufacture in the SSI Sector, like Knitwear, Handtools, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals and Stationery items, has been raised to Rs.5 crore to enable their technological upgradation and modernisation and to maintain their competitive edge.


Tiny Enterprises

            The SSI units with investment in plant and machinery of upto Rs.25 lakh (excluding land and building) are termed tiny enterprises.


Small Scale Service & Business Enterprises


            The small scale service and business (industry-related) enterprise (SSSBEs) are those enterprises in which the limit of capital investment (excluding land and building) is Rs.10 lakh.






Integrated Infrastructural

Development Scheme (IID)



            The Integrated Infrastructural Development Scheme for Small Scale Industries was launched on March 7, 1994, to facilitate the location of industries in the rural / backward areas and to generate employment opportunities by establishing close linkages between agriculture and industry. The Scheme was modified progressively to cover all areas in the country with 50% reservation for the rural areas and earmarking of 50% of the industrial plots for the tiny sector. The objective of the IID Scheme is to facilitate growth of clusters of small scale and tiny units so as to create employment opportunities and promote exports. The IID Centres are to provide common services facilities and technology back-up services. The thrust of the Scheme is on creation / upgradation of infrastructural facilities like power, water, telecommunication, drainage, pollution control facilities and effluent treatment and disposal systems, roads, banks, raw material depots, storage, marketing outlets, etc. in the new/existing centres/industrial areas.


Salient Features

(i)                   The scheme is implemented by SIDO through the Office of the DC(SSI).

(ii)                 Under the Scheme, State Governments the concerned states/agencies are required to select suitable sites in the rural/backward areas, firm up the project proposals, and get the project appraised from the SIDBI.

(iii)                The High Powered Committee under the Scheme in the Ministry of SSI, Governments of India, considers the proposals only after recommendation of SIDBI becomes available.

(iv)                The estimated cost of setting up an IID Centre is Rs.5 crore (excluding cost of land) which is shared between the Government of India and SIDBI in the ratio of 2:3.

(v)                  The share of the Central Government is in the form of grant and that of SIDBI as loan.

(vi)                The cost in excess of Rs.5 crore will be borne by the respective States/UTs/Implementing Agencies.

(vii)               With a view to giving a fillip to the growth of small industries in the North-East Region, the Government of India has recently relaxed the funding pattern of this Scheme for North-East Region. As per revised pattern, project cost is shared by the Government of India and SIDBI in the ratio of 4:1 i.e. Government of India grant would be Rs.4 crore and State share/SIDBI loan would be Rs.1 crore.

(viii)             The IID Scheme can be implemented by a State public sector undertaking or a corporate body or a good NGO.

(ix)               Such agencies should have a good track record and sound financial position which should be evident from their audited balance sheets.



(i)                   The selection of Centres should be preceded by a comprehensive Industrial Potential Survey of the area. Potentiality for small scale and tiny industries be clearly established with organic linkages between agriculture and industry.

(ii)                 Selection of the Centre should be close to District/Block/Taluka headquarters or any other developing centres with access to the following basic facilities.


(a)                 Proximity to the railway stations/state highways to facilitate transport of raw materials and finished products from the centre.

(b)                 Availability of water supply.

(c)                 Proximity to sources of adequate power.

(d)                 Telecommunication facilities.

(e)                 The location selected should not create any ecological imbalances by disturbing the environment.

(f)                   The workers in the Centres should not be made to travel for more than 8 to 10 kms from their dwelling places.






Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for

Small Scale Industries (CGFSSI)




            To ensure better flow of credit to small and tiny enterprises by minimising the risk perception of financial institutions and bank in lending without collateral security, a Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Small Industries was introduced by the Government in August, 2000.


Salient Features


(i)                   The Scheme is being implemented by the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Small Industries, set up jointly by the Government of India and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). The Government of India and SIDBI are to contribute to the corpus of the Fund in the ratio of 4:1.

(ii)                 The Scheme became operational with effect from 1 January 2001.

(iii)                The Trust has been provided with income tax exemption for a period of five years as per Budget 2002-2003.

(iv)                All scheduled commercial banks and Regional Rural Banks (categorised under ‘sustainable viability’) or such of those institutions as may be directed by Government of India are eligible to become Member Lending Institutions under the Scheme.

(v)                  Lending institutions can have loans guaranteed by payment of 2.5 per cent guarantee fee up-front and an annual service fee of 0.75 per cent to the Trust, the implementing agency, on loans sanctioned. 49 Banks and institutions, i.e., 27 public sector and 11 private Banks, 8 RRBs, NSIC, NEDFI and SIDBI have joined this scheme as Member lending Institutions (MLIs).




(i)                   The scheme covers collateral free credit facility (term loan and / or working capital) upto Rs.25 lakh extended by eligible lending institutions to new and existing small enterprises (SSI Units/Small Scale Service and Business Enterprise (SSSBEs), including those in the information technology and software industry).

(ii)                 The scheme is operated through credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Small Industries, Nariman Bhavan, 12th floor, 227, Vijay K. Shah Margh, Nariman Point, Mumbai-400021.

Micro-finance Programme




            The main objective of the Scheme is to provide credit at the door step to the poor and low income category people in the country to enable them to carry on business or manufacturing activities. The Scheme is operate through NGOs and Self Help Groups, who provide credit at door step and also monitor the projects on regular basis. The Scheme is in operation from March, 2004.


Salient Features


(i)                   The Scheme is implemented by SIDO through SIDBI.

(ii)                 The Scheme has been tied up with the existing programme of SIDBI, which is under operation since January 1999. ‘Portfolio Risk Fund’ is provided by the government of India to SIDBI to be used for security deposit requirement of the loan amount from micro finance institutions/non-government organisations.

(iii)                The Government of India also helps SIDBI in meeting the training needs of non-government organisations (NGOs), self help groups (SGHs) and entrepreneurs and also in enhancing awareness of the programme. Research studies are to be arranged through reputed agencies.

(iv)                Assistance is also provided by the Government of India for institution building through identification and development of ‘intermediary organisations’ which would help the NGOs/SHGs in identification of products, preparation of project reports, working out forward and backward linkages and in fixing marketing/technology tie-ups.

(v)                  A Committee under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner (SSI) has been constituted to review the progress, approve the adjustment of security, rotation of funds, etc.

(vi)                The Scheme is operated through the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).



            Any new MFI desirous of initiating a micro-credit programme may be considered for assistance if it

(i)                   has been promoted and managed by experienced micro-finance professionals with an experience of at least 3 years in micro-credit;

(ii)                 has achieved minimum outreach of 3000 poor members (through individual lending/SHGs/partners NGOs or MFIs) or demonstrate the capability to reach this scale within a period of next 12 months or so;

(iii)                chooses clients irrespective of class, creed and religion and its activities are secular in nature; and

(iv)                maintains a satisfactory and transparent accounting, MIS and internal audit system or is willing to adopt such practice with SIDBI’s assistance.



Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance

and Development of Women (TREAD)



            In order to alleviate the problems faced by women entrepreneurs, Government of India launched this scheme in 1998. The scheme envisages development of micro/tiny women enterprises in the country both in the urban and rural areas. The main objective of the scheme is to empower women through development of their entrepreneurial skills by eliminating constraints faced by them in their sphere of trade. A revised scheme of TREAD was launched in May, 2004.


Salient Features

(i)                   The scheme is implemented by SIDO.

(ii)                 The scheme envisages economic empowerment of women through trade related training, information and counselling, extension activities related to trades, products, services etc.

(iii)                The scheme provides for market development and financial loans through NGOs, which are also provided grants for capacity building. This assistance is to be provided for self-employment ventures by women for pursuing any kind of non-farm activity.

(iv)                The scheme has three components;

(a)                 To provide assistance to women entrepreneurs through NGOs for non-farm entrepreneurial activity.

(b)                 To build up capacity of Entrepreneurship Development Institutions like National Institute for Small Industry Extension & Training (NISIET), Small Industries Service Institutes (SISI). State level EDIs, etc., by providing financial support in the form of Government of India grant.

(c)                 To create entrepreneurship development training facility through NGOs by providing financial support for conducting training programmes.




            Under the scheme, NGOs, with the requisite experience in micro credit, prepare project proposals on behalf of individual women and submit the proposals to financial institutions in the prescribed form. Based on the appraisal by financial institutions, the project proposal is vetted in the Office of the DC(SSI) for final approval and release of grant to NGOs, which can be up to a maximum of 30% of project cost. The remaining amount will be provided by the financial institutions as loan. In terms of the existing guidelines in TREAD scheme, there is no monetary ceiling.



Equipment Financing Scheme



            To facilitate smooth credit to small scale industries, NSIC operates schemes like Equipment Financing, Term loan and Composite Term Loan. In addition to equipment financing, NSIC also extends finance for marketing activities like purchase of raw material, discounting of bills of small scale units and export financing. The main objective is to provide all the needed financial assistance to SSI entrepreneurs, particularly in the tiny sector, to acquire land and building, machinery and equipment, working capital, etc., under one roof.


Salient Features

(i)                   Machinery & Equipment (Hire Purchase Scheme)

·         Supply of indigenous and imported machinery and equipment on easy financial terms.

·         Mainly targeted on fist generation entrepreneurs.

·         Special focus on women entrepreneurs, weaker sections, handicapped and ex-servicemen and SC/ST entrepreneurs.

·         Creating sound and formidable entrepreneurship base.


(ii)                 Equipment Leasing

·         Mainly to facilitate SMEs to expand their capacities or diversify and/or upgrade their technology according to the needs of the market which has become buyer’s market because of opening of economies.

·         100% finance.

·         Single window for indigenous/imported machinery.

·         Tax rebate on full year rental.


(iii)                Working Capital Finance


·         Submission of application forms.

·         Preliminary appraisal and unit inspection by NSIC.

·         Sanction.

·         Signing of agreement.

·         Available facility.


(iv)                Raw Material Assistance


·         Small units need not block their funds in storing raw materials in bulk.

·         Facilitates availability of raw materials on “off the shelf basis”.

·         Facilitates import of scare materials.

·         MOUs with NALCO,MALCO facilitate SSIs to get scarce materials on priority.

·         Providing raw material depots/godowns in different parts of the country.



            SSI units having permanent registration.



Performance and Credit Rating of Small Scale Industries





            A new scheme on ‘performance and credit rating of small scale industries has been launched in January, 2005. The basic objective of implementing the scheme is to sensitise the SSI sector to the need obtain to credit rating and encouragement to maintain a good financial track record which would earn them a higher rating for their credit requirements whenever they approach the financial institutions for their working capital and investment requirements. One-time grant is provided to the SSI units availing of the benefit of the Scheme.


Salient Features

            The broad features of the scheme are as follows :


(i)                   The scheme is implemented by the NSIC.

(ii)                 The rating will serve as a trusted third party opinion on SSI units capabilities and creditwontiness, since an independent evaluation by an accredited thirty party will have good acceptance from banks, financial institutions, SSI customers and buyers.

(iii)                SSIs will be able to secure credit from banks and financial institutions with comparative ease and favourable interest rates.

(iv)                The rating scheme will benefits banks and financial institutions by providing them an independent evaluation of the strengths and weakness of the applicant borrowing units, which would help them evaluating risk and taking credit decisions.

(v)                  Rating of SSI unit would facilitate vendors/buyers in judging the capabilities and capacity of the SSI units for taking a decision on finalisation of purchase contracts with them.

(vi)                The rating scheme will help infuse a sense of financial and operational discipline, which would further help the overall growth of the SSI Sector.

(vii)               The contribution of SSI sector to the economy will improve by way of higher production exports and other advantages of global competitiveness.

(viii)             Reputed rating agencies will be empanelled by the NSIC in consultation with IBA.

(ix)               The assistance towards the fee charged by the rating agencies will be as follows:



Annual turnover of the SSI unit

Amount to be reimbursed by the Ministry of Small Scale Industries

Turnover up to Rs.50 lakh

75% of the fee charged by the rating agency subject to a ceiling of Rs.25,000

Turnover above Rs.50 lakh and upto Rs.200 lakh

75% of the fee charged by the rating agency subject to a ceiling of Rs.30,000

Turnover above Rs.200 lakh

75% of the fee charged by the rating agency subject to a ceiling of Rs.40,000


(x)                 The balance amount towards the fee shall be borne by the SSI unit itself. Portion of the fee to be subsidised by the Government shall be released through NSIC after submission of the rating report by the rating agencies.


            SSI units having permanent registration.


Technology Upgradation


Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme

for Technology Upgradation of

Small Scale Industries (CLCSS)




            A Scheme on Credit Linked Capital Subsidy (CLCSS) was launched in the year 2000 for technology upgradation of SSIs in the select products / sub-sectors by providing 12% capital subsidy on loans advanced to SSI units by eligible primary lending institutions for induction of proven technologies approved under the scheme, with a view to strengthening the units to face the challenges of liberalisation. The scheme is being implemented through SIDBI and NABARD.


Salient Features


(i)                   Technology upgradation under the scheme would mean significant improvement in the present technology level to a substantially higher one involving improved productivity and improvement in the quality of the products. This will also include installation of improved packaging techniques, anti-pollution measures, energy conservation machinery, on line quality control equipments and in-house testing facilities.

(ii)                 Fourty-four sub-sectors have been approved for assistance under scheme.

(iii)                The scheme is gradually being widened by adding new sub-sectors and new technologies for assistance.

(iv)                The financial assistance by way of 12 per cent subsidy under the schemes is subject to the following limits.


Sl. No.

Investment Limit

Maximum Ceiling of loan eligible for support

Maximum subsidy available under the scheme


Tiny units with investment in plant & machinery less than Rs.10 lakh.

Rs.8 lakh

Rs.0.96 lakh


Tiny units with investment in plant & machinery between Rs.10 lakh and Rs.25 lakh.

Rs.20 lakh

Rs.2.40 lakh


Small units with investment in plant & machinery above Rs.25 lakh.

Rs.40 lakh

Rs.4.80 lakh





(i)                   Capital subsidy under the scheme is available or such projects, where term loans have been sanctioned by eligible PLIs (eligible Scheduled Commercial Banks, eligible Cooperative Banks, eligible RRBs, NSIC, SFCs and NEDFi) on or after 1 October 2000. Machinery purchased under hire purchase Scheme of NSIC is also eligible for subsidy.

(ii)                 Cases covered under Refinance Scheme for Technology Modernisation Fund (RTDM) of SIDBI are also eligible for capital subsidy under the proposed Scheme subject to the project also conforming to the norms stipulated under CLCSS.

(iii)                Units graduating from small scale to medium scale on account of sanction of additional loan under CLCSS shall be eligible for assistance.

(iv)                Labour intensive and/or export oriented new sectors/activities will be considered for inclusion under the scheme.


Small Industries Cluster Development Programme (SICDP)

(Formerly known as UPTECH)


            A Scheme on Technology Upgradation and Management Programme called UPTECH was launched in February 1998, to address the issues related to technology upgradation and modernisation of small scale industries. It adopts the cluster approach. The scheme has been renamed in 2003-04, as Small Industry Cluster Development Programme with the objective to adopt a holistic approach of cluster development.


Salient Features

(i)                   The scheme provides for taking up the diagnostic study, resourcing of technology, facilitating the transfer of technology from its producer to end user, setting up of a demonstration plant, R & D needs if any, and organising workshops, seminars, training and study visits for quicker diffusion of technology across the cluster of small enterprises.

(ii)                 The scheme covers a comprehensive range of issues related to technology upgradation, improvement of productivity, energy conservation, pollution control, product diversification, training needs, etc.


(i)                   Apart from the projects implemented by field offices of the Ministry of SSI, financial assurance under the scheme is granted for the projects for development of SSI clusters proposed by state Governments and autonomous bodies engaged in promotion and development of SSIs. N case of the proposals submitted by autonomous bodies directly to Office of the DC(SSI), the respective State Governments are consulted. The financial assistance is considered normally in installments, spread over a period of three yeas. The financial assistance from Government of India usually ranges form Rs.5 lakh to Rs.40 lakh per cluster of '‘soft'’ promotional activities. 

(ii)                 Sanction of funds for common facilities centre is also considered separately as per need. There is no specific ceiling on the cost of the project for common facilities  centre and each case is examined under a need based approach.




Quality Upgradation in Small Scale Sector through Incentive for Acquiring ISO-9000/ISO-14001 – Certification



            To encourage technological upgrdation and quality improvement in SSI sector and prepare them to face the global competition, the Office of the Development Commissioner(SSI) has introduced the Incentive Scheme of ISO-9001 / ISO-14001 – Quality System. The scheme has been in operation since March, 1994.


Salient Features

            The scheme provides for re-imbursement of 75% of the amount spent on acquiring ISO-9000/ISO-14001 – Certification (or its equivalent) upto a maximum o fRs.75,000/- to each unit as one-time re-imbursement. The scheme is applicable only to those SSI/ancillary units which have already acquired ISO-9000/ISO-14001 (or its equivalent) certification. The scheme has been extended up to March 31, 2007.



            All small scale industries with permanent registration are eligible to avail the benefit.


Setting up Testing Centes


            The scheme for setting up of Testing Centes by the Industries Associations & modernisation/ expansion of Quality Marking Centres of State Governments was introduced in 1995 to

(i)                   render financial assistance to Industries Associations of SSIs for establishing quality counselling and common testing facilities; and

(ii)                 promote setting up of Testing Centres to offer facilities mainly to industrial units located in the respective states for testing the quality of raw-material, components and the end products as per the relevant standard specifications within the ambit of testing facilities available at the Centres.

Salient Features

            The scheme offers a one-time assistance of 50% of the cost of machinery and equipment subject to a maximum of Rs.50 lakh for the establishment of the Testing Laboratories by Industries Associations, including chamber of Commerce, Industrial Cooperative registered under the Societies Registration Act or under any other Act. It also covers expansion / modernisation of the existing Centres under the aegis of State Governments, State Government funded autonomous bodies or by Industry Associations.





(i)                   All Industry Associations, including Chambers of Commerce and Industries and Industrial Co-operatives interested in availing of one-time grant-in-aid under the scheme have to be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, or any other similar statute.

(ii)                 Sate Governments are eligible to apply for modernisation and expansion of the existing Quality Marking Centres run by their Industries Departments.


Setting up Mini Tool Room and Training Centres Scheme



            The objective of Mini Tool Room Scheme operated by the Office of the DC(SSI) is to assist the State Government to create more tooling and training facilities in their respective States.  These tool rooms assist small scale industries in their technological upgradation by providing precicion quality tooling and trained manpower to the industry.


Salient Features

(i)                   A typical Centre could be set up at an estimated cost of around Rs.15 crore (including Rs.10 crore towards cost of machinery/equipment). However, the cost may vary depending up the activities to be undertaken.

(ii)                 The Central assistance is in the form of one-time grant-in-aid equal to 90% of the cost of machinery / equipment (restricted to rs.9 crore in each case) in the case of new Mini tool Room, and 75% of the cost of machinery/equipment (restrict to rs.7.50 crore) in the case of an existing Mini Too Room to be upgraded / modernised. The balance cost of machinery/equipment, the cost of land and buildings and the recurring costs would be met by the States/State Agencies.


            Central assistance is provided to State Governments/State Government agencies (other than NGOs)


Energy Conservation Programme


            In pursuance of the National Programme on Energy Conservation, Small Industry Development Organization (SIDO) launched this progrmme in 1990-91. There are many energy intensive areas in the small-scale sector, such as foundry, forging, steel re-rolling mills, glass & ceramic, bakeries etc. The source of energy for these industries is coke/coal, petroleum products and electricity. The consumption of energy in small-scale sector being high, there is a lot of scope for energy conservation. The main objectives are to :

(i)                   create awareness amongst SSI units about the benefits of adopting new techniques / technologies for saving energy in different clusters;

(ii)                 undertake in-depth studies of high energy consuming industry clusters identify gaps and potential barriers for energy conservation and promoting adoption of suitable techniques / technologies to achieve energy efficiency; and

(iii)                promote SSI units adopting energy audits to improve energy efficiency and fuel substitution.


Salient Features

(i)                   Awareness and motivational-cum-educational workshops/programmes on energy conservation are organised through the filed institutions (Small Industries Service Institutes) of SIDO using the resource persons from Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and National Productivity Council (NCP) and State Electricity Boards to share their expertise and to offer guidance to small-scale industries in the area of energy conservation.

(ii)                 Energy audits are also conducted by the field Institutions.



            All registered SSI units.



Technology Business Incubator


            To promote innovation and establishment of new enterprises in the hi-tech areas, NSIC is planning to establish Technology Business Incubators at Okhla, New Delhi.



            New entrepreneurs having viable business plans.

            Ready to move built-up working space, computing facilities, counceling and advisory facilities, legal and marketing support are planned for the incubate entrepreneurs. The incubates will meet the revenue expenditure on account of their operations in the incubator. No direct financial support is envisaged. However, once the incubates attain maturity stage, NSIC will operate its schemes to support the incubate to become a SSI entrepreneur.


Marketing & Export Promotion


Marketing Development Assistance for SSI Exports (SSI-MDA)


            To encourage SSI exporters in their efforts at tapping in developing overseas markets and participation in international for SIDO launched a new Plan scheme called Market Development Assistance for SSI Exporters (SSI-MDA) in August 2001. In addition, the scheme also provides for financial assistance for commissioning market study reports, contesting anti-dumping case and for obtaining bar coding registration.


Salient Features

(i)                   The scheme offers assistance to individual exporters by way of reimbursement of to and fro air fare with permissible limits, i.e., 90% of cost of return tickets economy class subject to an upper ceiling of Rs.60,000/- (Rs.90,000/- for Latin American countries).

(ii)                 The scheme also provides for financial assistance up to 25% of the cost of production of overseas public material limited to Rs.15,000/- in a financial year.

(iii)                In addition, the scheme also provides for financial assistance upto Rs.2 lakh for commissioning space market studies and assistance to SSI Associations limit to 50% of total cost or Rs.1 lakh, whichever is less, in initiating/contesting anti-dumping cases.

(iv)                The provision for reimbursement of 75% of one-time Registration Fee to be paid by SSI units to EAN India for adoption of Bar Coding has also been incorporated in the Scheme.



(i)                   The permanently registered SSI units have to send their applications at least one month before the start of the even through an industry Association/EPC/FIEO for the reimbursement of air fare along with a copy of the permanent registration certificate, evidence of membership of EPC/FIEO, FOB value of aggregate exports for the last three years by CA and a certificate from the FIEO/EPC that the unit in question is not availing MDA grant from FIEO/EPC for the event/activity.

(ii)                 To avail of reimbursement of 75% of the cost of Bar Code registration, SSI units have to send their applications along with copy of permanent SSI registration certificate as desired in the prescribed format.


Participation in International Exhibition


            To display the products of SSI units in international exhibitions and trade fairs and to improve of SSI products in international market, the SIDO has been participating in selected international trade fairs every year.


Salient Features

(i)                   Participation in selected international exhibitions is arranged by SIDO to assist SSI sector units in exhibiting their products without incurring expenditure towards participation by them. All the charges pertaining to participation such as rent of exhibition space, display of exhibits, shipment of exhibits handling and clearing insurance, etc. are met by SIDO for selected SSI units for displaying their products in international exhibitions abroad.

(ii)                 The customers’ enquries generated during such exhibitions are promptly disseminated to the SSI units to explore the possibilities of exporting to new overseas buyers/markets etc.

(iii)                Under this Scheme, SIDO participates in six to seven selected international  exhibitions annually.


            This scheme is open to all registered SSI units which otherwise are not in a position to participate in the exhibitions/fairs at their own cost.


Training Programmes on Packaging for Exports


            The basic objective of this scheme is to impart training to small sale manufacturers on packaging technology, for enhancing effectiveness in various aspects of packages aesthetics, style etc., to improve the overall appearance, durability and value o the products.

Salient Features

            Training programmes on packaging for exports are organised in various parts of the country to acquaints SSI exporters of the latest packaging techniques/standards. These programmes are organised in association with the Indian Institute of Packaging, which provides the necessary expertise in the matter.


            All existing and potential entrepreneurs are eligible.


Government Stores Purchase Programme


(i)                   The main objective of this Programme is to orientates SSI units to produce goods in conformity with the standards laid down b the buying agencies.

(ii)                 One of the important elements of the Government Stores Purchase Programme is the registration of units by the NSIC as competent units to execute Government orders.

(iii)                The Scheme has been in operation since 1956 and came to be known in 1976 as the “Single Point Registration Scheme” with a view to doing away with the multipliency of registration with individual purchase organisations.


Salient Features

(i)                   SSIs are provided with all requisite financial support depending upon the units individual requirements like purchase of raw material and financing of sale bills.

(ii)                 Enhanced business volume helps SSIs achieve maximum capacity utilisation.

(iii)                SSIs are exempted from depositing earnest money.

(iv)                SSIs are helped to participate in large and global tenders up to their capacity and capability.

(v)                  SSIs are assisted technically for quality upgradation and development of new products in addition to testing facility.

(vi)                Publicity to small industries products.

(vii)               Enhancement of the quality of SSI products.

(viii)             The units registered with the Corporation for participation in Government Purchase Programme are considered at par  with individual purchase organisaitons and get all the benefits like free supply of tender forms, exemption from payment of earnest money, security deposits, etc.

(ix)               NSIC identifies and registers competent SSI units for procuring goods in conformity with the standards laid down by various agencies.

(x)                 NSIC changes a processing fee of Rs.5000 for registration.


            All registered SSI units are eligible.


Consortia Marketing and Brand Building


            To integrate strengths of individual SSI units producing similar products, NSIC facilitates consortia formation. Services to the consortia members include common brands, advertising and publicity support, testing and common facility support.


Salient Features

            NSIC facilities consortia members in bidding for tenders and subsequent procurement of orders. NSIC charges only one per cent of the order value executed by the consortia members.



            SSI units having permanent registration.



            NSIC has established 15 Consortia of SSI units in different parts of the country.


NSIC’s Participation in Trade Fairs and Exhibitions


            To showcase the competencies of Indian SSI and to capture market opportunities, NSIC participates in select international and national exhibitions and trade fairs every year.





Salient Features

            NSIC facilitates participation of small scale units by providing concession in rentals, etc. Close to 30 per cent of the expenses incurred on organising the participation are in subsides by NSIC.



            SSI units having permanent registration.


Buyer-Seller Meets



            NSIC organises buyer-seller meets all over India to enrich the knowledge of SSI units about terms and conditions, quality standards, etc. required by the buyers. Bulk & departmental buyers are invited to participate in buyer-seller meets so as to create vendors from SSI units.



            SSI units having permanent registration. NSIC subsidises about 30 per cent of the expenses incurred in organising the event.


Exports of Products and Projects


            NSIC is a recognised Export House. It facilitates export of products and projects of small scale industries of India to other countries.


Salient Features

(i)                   NSIC is providing a complete package of export assistance, including testing facilities, pre-shipment credit facility, export incentives etc. apart from exposures to the products of SSEs in trade fairs, buyers and units-sellers meets, etc.

(ii)                 NSIC also helps the units in procurement of samples, development of counter samples and negotiations for first business deals with foreign buyers.

(iii)                The Corporation has been endeavoring to increase the share of Indian industries in purchases for United Nations Organisation, the largest single buyer in the world.

(iv)                NSIC has already prepared a roster of potential suppliers of goods and services from India, which enabled it to emerge as the top supplier among the developing countries.

(v)                  NSIC organises a number of seminars and workshops in association with different UN stores purchasing agencies to disseminate information to SMEs on UN Stores purchase procedures and mechanism.

NSIC also provides pre-shipment and post-shipment financial assistance to the SSI units as per the RBI guidelines issued from time to time. NSIC charges between 1-3 per cent of FOB value for products and 10 per cent of FOB value of projects after the realisation of export proceeds.



SSI units having permanent registration.

Marketing Assistance for North Eastern Region (NER)


NSIC through its network of offices in the NER serves the small industries for enhancing their marketability and to the market access.


Salient Features

Various activities like organising exhibitions, product displays of NER products at various metros, preparation of catalogues etc. are undertaken.


For Marketing Assistance to the SSI units of North Eastern Region, NSIC has subsidised service charges as compared to the service charges being taken from the SSI units other than NER states. With particular reference to raw material assistance against Bank Guarantee (BG), NSIC charges one time service charges @ 1 per cent per annum on the limit sanctioned if paid up front, while 2 per cent annum is charged from the SSI units of rest of India.


SSI units having permanent registration.


International Cooperation Scheme


            International Cooperation Scheme was introduced in the 9th Plan and has continued in the 10th Plan. Technology upgradation, modernisation of the SSI sector and promotion of exports from the SSI sector are the important objectives of the scheme.


Salient Features

(i)                   Participation in exhibitions, fairs and buyer-sellers meets, with an international component.

(ii)                 Exchange of business delegations to explore new areas of technology upgradation, facilitating joint ventures, improving marketability of SSI products, foreign collaborations etc.

(iii)                Holding of seminars/buyers-sellers meets, both in India and abroad, to promote enterprise-to-enterprise interaction through selected agencies.

(iv)                Conducting surveys and studies, for identifying individual units and cluster of units for the purpose of intensive enterprise to enterprise interaction through the National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC) and other national level organizations / institutions / industry associations.


            Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided to Central / State Government organisations, industry associations and registered societies / trusts associated with the small scale industries sector.



Ancillary Development

Sub-contracting Exchanges for

Ancillary Development


            Following the announcement of the liberalised policy package in 1991, a Scheme for setting up of Sub-Contracting Exchanges backed by Industry Associations/NGOs was launched with the objective of promoting ancillarisation in the country. These programmes provide a common platform for interaction between the buyers and sellers. Small Industries Service Institutes (SISIs) augment the marketing venues for small scale industries and facilitate buyers in their search for proper vendors. The main objective is to promote ancillarisation and marketing of SSI products.


Salient Features

            The main function of the Sub-Contracting Exchange is to register idle capacities in the small scale sector and obtain details of items required by large undertakings, which could be manufactured in the small scale sector. Small Industries Service Institutes (SISIs) in association with large public/private sector industries / Government organisations are conducting Vendor Development Programmes-cum-Exhibitions in different parts of the country.

            Industry Associations/NGOs at the national / State / Regional level are provided with one time grant upto Rs.4.7 lakhs for procurement of hardware such as plan paper copier, telephone, fax machine, computers, suitable furniture, binding & cutting machine etc. the grant is paid on reimbursement basis by the office of the DC(SSI), Ministry of SSI, Government of India.

            To ensure that these Exchanges become fully operational from the beginning, the Government of India, under the scheme provides a matching grant to these Exchanges on tapering basis for building rent, stationary, phone/fax charges, electricity charges and conveyance at the rate of 50 per cent, 30 per cent and 10 per cent of the running expenses not exceeding Rs.1.25, 0.75 and 0.25 lakhs per year respectively during the initial three years subject to a ceiling of Rs.1.57 lakhs per SCX.



(i)                   The NGOs / industry associations having suitable building and other infrastructure are required to prepare a Project Profile of the proposal giving all details about their operation, member industries in nearby areas, etc.

(ii)                 The proposals need to be duly recommended by respective State Government and the Director of Small Industries Service Institute of the respective region.


Entrepreneurship Development & Training


Support to Institutions


            Entrepreneurship development is one of the key elements for promotion of small scale industries, particularly, the first generation entrepreneurs. To undertake this task on regular basis, the Ministry has set up 3 national-level institutes. These are (I) National Institute of Small Industries Extension Training, Hyderabad (ii) National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Delhi (iii) Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati.

            In addition, the Ministry implements two important schemes, namely, Promotion of Entrepreneruship Development Institutions, (EDIs) and Scheme of National Entrepreneurship Development Board (NEDB). The main objective of these programmes are :-

(i)                   Promoting entrepreneurship for creating self-employment and employment opportunities.

(ii)                 Assisting entrepreneurship institutes to expand their capacities; and

(iii)                Undertaking research on entrepreneurship related issues.


Salient Features

(i)                   Under the EDI Scheme, grant is given for setting up of new entrepreneurship development Institutions and also for upgradation and modernisation of existing Entrepreneurship development Institutions in the country.

(ii)                 Under the Scheme, a matching grant of 50% subject to a ceiling of Rs.1 crore is provided for building, equipments, training aids, etc. The balance 50% is contributed by the State Governments/financial institutions.

(iii)                The National Entrepreneurship Development Board (NEDB) schemes are for promotion of entrepreurship for encouraging self-employment in the small scale industries and small business enterprises. Under this, grant is provided to reputed organistaions engaged in entrepreneurship development for organising workshops and conducting relevant research studies.



(i)                   Under the EDI Scheme, financial assistance is provided to existing and proposed training institutes at the State level meant for supporting the entrepreneurship development efforts. The central assistance provided under the scheme is only catalytic and supplementary to the contribution and efforts of the State/Union Territory Governments and other agencies.

(ii)                 The NEDB is to articulate priorities and design and monitor implementation of action plan, identify and remove entry barriers for potential entrepreneurs, to focus on the existing entrepreneurs in micro, tiny and small scale sectors to facilitate consolidation, growth and diversification of existing entrepreneurial ventures and to sensitise the support agencies in the area of entrepreneurship etc.


Entrepreneurship Development Programme


            Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDP) are being organized as a regular training activity to cultivate the latent qualities in youth by enlightening them on various aspects that are necessary to be considered while setting up small scale industries. EDPs have attracted the attention of the educated unemployed youth. Over the years, these programmes have created confidence in our youth, which has led in self-employment and creation of further employment.


Salient Features

(i)                   SIDO, through the network of SISIs, has been the pioneer in conducting such EDPs for various target groups.

(ii)                 These courses generally have a duration of four to six weeks. Product-oriented courses, in hoisiery, food products, leather products, herbal cosmetics, Electronics, etc. have been found useful by the entrepreneurs.

(iii)                Besides, all SISIs and branch SISIs, the following Entrepreneruship Development Training Institutes are conducting specialized skill-oriented general management training programmes.

-          National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training, Hyderabad.

-          National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, Delhi.

-          Indian Institute for Entrepreneurship, Guwahati.

-          Small Entrepreneurs’ Promotion and Training Institute, Thiruvalla.

-          Small Entrepreneurs’ Promotion and Training Institute, Ettamannor(Kerala).

(iv)                the Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO), the various State Small Industries Development Corporations (SIDCs), nationalised banks and even NGOs are conducting various programmes including Entrepreneurship Development Programmes, (EDP), to cater to the needs of potential entrepreneurs, who may not have adequate educational background and skills. SIDO has introduced process/product-oriented EDPs in areas like TV repairing, printed circuit boards, leather goods, screen printing, etc. A special prize to “Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur of the year” is being given to recognise their achievements and to provide incentives to women entrepreneurs. The office of the DC(SSI) has also opened a Women Cell to provide coordination and assistance to women entrepreneurs.


            All the existing / prospective entrepreneurs are eligible for this programme.




Management Development Programmes


            Organising Management Development Training Programmes constitutes an integral part of the activities of SIDO, besides counselling and providing consultancy services. The basic objective of imparting training in management subjects is to improve decision-making capabilities for higher productivity and profitability of existing enterprises and development of new enterprises. Inputs on a variety of topics on managerial functions are provided to the participants in short-duration training sessions, by experts, aiming at dissemination of knowledge of scientific/modern management trends/practices.


Salient Features

(i)                   Management training courses on various areas of industrial management initiatives are devised for owner-cum-manager and supervisory-level personnel of small scale industries. These training programmes are continuously re-structured in their contents keeping the view the demands of the area and the local requirements of the industries.

(ii)                 The nature of target groups and their profile determines the modification in course content.

(iii)                The subjects covered under these training programmes pertain to various aspects of management covering industrial management, human resource management, marketing management, export management & documentation, materials management, financial Management, Information Technology & Exports, ISO 9000, WTO, IPR, etc.

(iv)                The minimum course fee for such training programmes is Rs.400/- per participant and is being charged for all places except Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshdeep, North Eastern State, J & K and Sikkim, where the fee is Rs.100/- per participant. 50% of the prescribed course fee is being charged from SC/ST and physically challenged candidates.



            All existing and potential entrepreneurs.


Skill Development Programme


            A comprehensive training programme was drawn up by the SIDO in order to upgrade existing skills and to create new skills in workers and technicians by starting various technical training courses for them. The basic objective has been to provide training to skilled workers engaged in small scale units and to equip them with better and improved technological skills of production.


Salient Features

(i)                   Technicians and workers sponsored by the SSIs are imparted such training to develop their skills in different trades at 42 Worships attached to SISIs all over India. Small Industries Service Institutes (SISIs) in their Workshops organise regular courses in various technical trades and manufacturing process. Such technical courses are conducted twice / thrice a year by the SISIs.

(ii)                 The courses conducted by SISIs are in Machine Shop Practice, Heat Treatments, Electroplating, Sheet Metal, Welding Tool & Di Making, Carpentry, Lens Gridning, Ceramics, Industrial & Art Wares, etc.

(iii)                Besides SISIs, Regional Testing Centres, Tool Room and Training Centres, Process-cum-Product Development Centres, Central Footwear Training Institutes and Entrepreneurship Training Institutes are also imparting training in different trades to upgrade the skills of the workers and artisans.



            The Scheme is open to all skilled / unskilled workers willing to upgrade their skills.

Data Base and Information Service


Collection of Statistics of SSIs


“Collection of Statistics of SSIs” is a Central Plan Scheme and is being implemented in collaboration with State/UT Governments. The scheme was initiated during the 5th Plan and has been continuing since then. The prime objectives of the Scheme are to :

(i)                   collect, compile and disseminate statistical information on various parameters like number of registered and unregistered SSI units, employment, product, etc. in the small scale sector, these are needed to facilitate policy formulation and introduction of appropriate programmes and schemes for the promotion and development of the SSI sector;

(ii)                 update frame of registered SSI units

(iii)                update sample surveys and census of SSIs; and

(iv)                conduct regular surveys for collection of data required for Index of Industrial Production (IIP) and to estimate the growth rate of this sector.

Salient Features

(i)                   Data are collected with the help of staff engaged by the state Directorates of Industries and District Industries Centres for this purpose. Assistance of Small Industries Service Institutes is also taken for collection of data and for co-ordination of census and surveys.

(ii)                 Central Government meets the salaries and other expenditure of the staff engaged by the State/UT Governments for this purpose. There are currently 351 employees engaged in this task at the State/UTs level.

(iii)                Date are collected on a regular basis on :

-          Registration of SSIs by State/UT Governments every month.

-          Sample units on 18 reserved items for supplying to the Central Statistical Organisation for preparation of growth index of the industrial sector.

-          Sample units on 356 items for working out the quarterly growth rate of the SSI Sector.


(iv)                Sample survey is done regular basis during a Plan period to update data collected through Census.

(v)                  Census of SSIs is conducted at appropriate intervals.

(vi)                Conduct of other studies is undertaken as required from time to time.


Small Enterprise Information & Resource Centre Network (SENET)


            “Small Enterprise Information & Resource Centre Network” (SENET), was launched by the office of the DC(SSI) in April, 1997, at an estimated cost of Rs.434.5 lakh. The scheme was modified and its scope enlarged to include office automation. The modified scheme was approved by SFC in March, 2000 at an estimated cost of Rs.1134.38 lakh. The main objectives of the scheme are to :

(i)                   pioneer, create and promote databases and information, to facilitate networking amongst the SSI sector, national and state level industry associations, NGOs, to carry out office automation in the office of the DC(SSI) for bringing out transparency in the functioning the office; and

(ii)                 create a Website for hosting date available within the organisation.


Salient Features

(i)                   The scheme at present covers the office of the DC(SSI) at New Delhi and 30 SISIs for office automation and web hosting.

(ii)                 The project was implemented on schedule during March, 2000, with 16 office automation modules going online in DC(SSI) Internet and Web portal in place with more than 10,000 pages of static information driven by a constantly updated database.


Sensitisation Programme on Bio-technology


            Biotechnology is a frontier area world over in modern science and technology having significant commercial applications in health-care, agriculture, industry and environment sectors. India is better placed to harness the potential of biotechnology due to its advantages of technical expertise, skilled manpower, rich bio-resources and progressive Government policies. A bio-technology Cell was created in the Office Development Commissioner(SSI), on August 16, 2002, for development of bio-tech industry in the SSI sector. The main objective is to promote awareness among the SSI entrepreneurs about the commercial potential of bio-technology and to assist them in selecting appropriate bio-technological product for manufacture. The bio-technology Cell also aims at disseminating techno-economic information on various biotech products feasible in the SSI sector.


Salient Features

(i)                   The cell focuses on promoting areas like tissue culture, bio-fertilisers, bio-pesticides, mushroom cultivation and solid waste management.

(ii)                 The Cell identifies the potential areas of bio-technology for exploitation, conducts programmes on application of bio-technology in the SSI sector in various parts of the country.

(iii)                A series of sensitisation programmes on biotechnology are organized in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology and Biotech Consortium, India Ltd. (BCIL), New Delhi, with the objective of enlightening entrepreneurs about the potential of bio-technology sector.


            The programme is open to all the interested potential entrepreneurs who want to get a basic understanding of the technologies, products and process in the bio-technology sector. A participation fees of Rs.100 per participant is charged by the respective institute where the programme is organised.


Sensitisation Programme on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)


            With the onset of the trade-related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Agreement under WTO and the consequent changes made by various countries in the IPR laws including India, the issues of IPRs have gained special importance in the small scale industry sector. It was felt that aspects of IPRs required greater understanding and attention by the industry. By protecting their intellectual property small scale units can increase their competitiveness in a variety of areas. IP protection will help in :-

(i)                   preventing competitors from copying or closely imitating a company’s products or services;

(ii)                 avoiding wasteful investment in research and development and marketing; and

(iii)                creating a corporate identity through a trademark and branding strategy, increasing the market value of the company and enhancing access to new markets. Intellectual Property Rights consist of patent, trade marks, industrial designs, copy rights, trade secrets and geographical indications, etc.

2.                   Salient Features

(i)                   Sensitisation programmes are organised in different parts of the country with the objective of giving and overview of IPRs issues with detailed session on patents, trade marks, copy rights and industrial designs.

(ii)                 In some of these programmes, experts from World Intellectual Property Organisation(WIPO), Geneva, are also invited to educate the participants.


            The programme is open to all the interest entrepreneurs to assist them in getting basic understanding of the technologies, products and processes involved. A participation fees of Rs.100 per participant is charged by the respective institute where the programme is organised.


Mentoring and Advisory Service


            Inadequate management skills are often the cause of non-performance of small enterprises.


Salient Features

            Through the scheme, Mentors and Advisors provide the necessary professional and moral support in the early lifecycle of an enterprise or to existing units facing critical operational problems.



Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries


Role of Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries


            In order to provide focused attention on the development of agro and rural industries and tiny industries, a new Ministry of Agro & Rural Industries was carved out of the Ministry of SSI & ARI in September 2001. The main goal of the Ministry is to promote development of traditional industries based on agro produce as raw materials. The subject matter of the Ministry covers:

-          Khadi

-          Village industries

-          Coir industries

While the Ministry directly supervises implementation of the scheme of employment generation called the Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY), all other schemes and programmes are implemented through the two organisations, namely,

(1)      Khadi and Village Industries Commission – (KVIC),

Mumbai, and

(2)      Coir Board, Kochi


Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)


·         KVIC, a statutory body, was established under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956 (No.61 of 1956 and amended by Act No.12 0f 1987) in April, 1957.

·         The Commission is headed by full-time Chairman and consists of 5 part-time Members.

·         For the development of khadi and village Industries in rural areas in coordination with other agencies, KVIC is responsible for the planning, promotion, organisation and implementation of various programmes and schemes.

·         The objectives of the KVIC include providing employment through production of saleable articles and creation of rural community spirit.

·         KVIC co-ordinates its activities through State KVI boards, registered societies and cooperatives. It has under its aegis a large number of industry-specific institutions spread in various parts of the county.

Coir Board

·         Coir Board is also a statutory body set up under the Coir Board Industry Act, 1953 (No.45 of 1953).

·         The Board started functioning in July, 1954.

·         It is headed by a full-time Chairman and consists of 39 part-time Members.

·         Coir Board is responsible for promoting the overall development of the coir industry and uplifting of the living conditions of the workers engaged in this traditional industry.



Employment Generation



Rural Employment Generation programme



            The Government of India has started the Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) through Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC w.e.f. 1.4.1995 to provide new dimension of employment to the people in rural areas of the county. REGP is applicable to all viable village industries projects except those village industries given in the negative list of the Commission. Under this Programme, the beneficiary is eligible to establish a project up to Rs. 25.00 lakh and the eligible beneficiaries are (1)  individuals/rural artisans(2) institutions, co-operative societies, trust and Self Help Groups.


Salient Features


            Under the REGP, capital subsidy up to 25% of the project cost in the form of margin money is provided to the entrepreneurs for setting up of units, For project cost above Rs.10 lakh and up to Rs.25 lakh, the rate of margin money is 25% of Rs. 10 lakh plus 10% of the balance cost of the project. For weaker sections viz. SC/ST/OBC/physically-handicapped/women/ex-servicemen/minorties/hilly and hilly areas/NE region, A & N Islands and Lakshadeep, margin money is given at the rate of 30% of the project cost up to Rs.10 lakh and 10% for the balance amount up to Rs.25 lakh.




(i)                   New units being established in rural areas are eligible.


(ii)                 REGP is applicable to all viable village industries projects (except village industries given in the negative list of KVIC), which are producing goods or rendering services with or without the use of power, and in which the fixed capital investment per head of a full time artisan/worker does not exceed Rs.50,000/-


(iii)                Per capita investment should not exceed Rs.50,000/- per artisan or worker i.e. capital expenditure and building/work shed, machinery and furniture divided by full time employment created by the project should be Rs.50,000/- or less.


(iv)                Applicant should be above 18 years.


(v)                  Maximum project cost will be Rs.25 lakh.


(vi)                Individual entrepreneurs, institutions, co-operative societies, trusts and Self Help Groups. (Partnership firms, private limited companies, joint borrowers, Joint ventures, co-obligators, HUF do not come under ambit of the scheme).


Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY)



            To create sustainable self-employment opportunities among educated unemployed youths in the county, covering both rural and urban areas, the Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana was launched on 2 October 1993. The initial goal was to provide employment to more than a million persons by setting up 7 lakh micro enterprises during the last four years of the 8th Five Year Plan. The scheme is continuing since then with a plan target of 2.20 lakh beneficiaries per annum. The plan target for 2004-05 and 2005-06 has been enhanced to 2.50 lakh beneficiaries. The scheme is implemented through DICs, State Directorate of Industries, and bank branches. Apart from educated unemployed youth, the scheme is also available to self-help groups.


Salient Features


(i)                   Activities covered : All economically viable activities including agriculture based activities but excluding direct agricultural operations like raising of crops, purchase of manure etc.

(ii)                 Project Cost : Rs. 1.00 lakh for business sector, Rs. 2.00 lakh for manufacturing and other activities, Loan to be of composite nature. If two or more eligible persons join together in a partnership, project upto Rs.10.00 lakhs would be eligible for funding. Assistance shall be limited to individual admissibility.

(iii)                Subsidy & Margin Money : (a) Subsidy will be limited to 15% of the project cost subject to a ceiling of Rs.7,500/- per entrepreneur. Banks will be allowed to take margin money from the entrepreneur varying from 5% to 16.25% of the project cost so as to make the total of the subsidy and the margin money equal to 20% of the project cost.

For North–East States, Jammu & Kasmir, Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh : Subsidy @ 15%  of the project cost subject to a ceiling of Rs.15,000/- per entrepreneur. Margin money contribution from the entrepreneur may vary from 5% to 12.5% of the project cost so as to make the total of the subsidy and the margin money equal to 20% of the project cost.

(iv)                Collateral : No collateral contribution for projects upto Rs. 1.00 lakh. Exemption from collateral in case of partnership project will also be limited to Rs. 1.00 lakh per person participating in the project.

(v)                  Rate of Interest and Repayment Schedule : Normal rate of interest shall be charged and repayment schedule may range between 3 and 7 years after an initial moratorium as may be prescribed.

(vi)                Reservation : Preference should be given to weaker sections including women. The scheme envisages 22.5% reservation for SC/ST and 27% for Other Backward Classes(OBCs). In case SC/ST/OBC candidates are not available, States/UTs Govt. will be competent to consider other categories of candidates under PMRY.

(vii)               Training : Each entrepreneur whose  loan is sanctioned is provided training as per details given below.

(i)                   For industry sector :

Duration : 15-20 working days.

Stipend   : Rs.300/-

Trainer’s expenditure : Rs.700/-


(ii)                 For service & business sector :

Duration: 7-10 working days.

Stipend : Rs.150/-

Trainer’s expenditure: Rs.350/-




(a)    For individuals

(i)                  Age

(i)                   18 to 35 years for all educated unemployed in the county, except in the North – Eastern region.

(ii)                 18 to 40 years for all educated unemployed in North-Eastern States.

(iii)                18 to 45 years for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, ex-serviceman, physically challanged and Women.

(ii)                 Educational  Qualification : VIII passed. Preference will be given to those who have been trained for any trade from Government recognised/approved institutions  for at least six months.

(iii)                Family Income : The income of the beneficiary alongwith that of the spouse parents should exceed Rs.40,000/- p.a.

(iv)                Residence : Should be a permanent resident of the area for at least 3 years. For married women in the rest of the country and married man in Meghalaya, the same criterion is applied to spouse or in laws.

(v)                  Defaulter : Should not be a defaulter or any nationalized bank/financial institution/cooperative bank. Further, a person already assisted under other subsidy Linked Government schemes would not be eligible.

(b)    For Self-Help Groups(SHGs)

Self-help Groups are included for assistance under the Scheme provided :

·         Educated unemployed youths who satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down under the Scheme may volunteer to form SHG to set up self-employed ventures(Common Economic Activity).

·         A self Help Group may consists of 5-20 educated unemployed youth.

·         No upper limit on project cost.

·         Loan may be provided as per individual eligibility taking into account requirement of the project.

·         SHG may undertake common economic activity for which loan is sanctioned without resorting to onward lending to its members.

·         Subsidy may be provided to the SHGs as per the eligibility of individual members taking into account relaxation provided in North-Eastern States, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

·         Required margin money contribution (i.e. subsidy and margin to be equal to 20 per cent of the project cost) should be brought in by the SHG collectively.

·         The exemption limit for collateral security will be Rs.5 lakh per account for projects under Industry Sector. Exemption from collateral will be limited to an amount of Rs. 1 lakh per member of SHG for projects under Service & Business Sectors. Banks may consider enhancement in limit of exemption of collateral in deserving cases.

·         Implementing agencies may decide necessity of predisbursal training for all the members/majority of the members of the group.



Khadi and Village Industries


Khadi Rebate Scheme



            Government of India has been announcing rebate policy for the last so many years to enhance the sale of Khadi and to make Khadi competitive in the market with other textile materials.

Salient Features

(i)                   The policy of rebate is announced every year. Normal rate of 1% remains in vogue the whole year. Further, 10% special rebate is also given for 108 days in a financial year.

(ii)                 Rebate is allowed only on retail sales. It can be availed on sales of Khadi supplied to Government Departments, undertakings, cooperatives and other autonomous bodies also. No rebate is available on exports.


(i)                   All A+, A,B & C category of institutions affiliated to KVIC and KVIBs.

(ii)                 KVIC or KVIB’s departmental sales outlets.

(iii)                The institutions must hold valid Khadi Certificate for the particular period for claiming rebate.

(iv)                Sales targets must be approved by the KVIC for a given budgetary tenure or financial year.

(v)                  The rebate is extended to all Khadi products such as cotton, wool, silk including polyvastra. The normal rebate is not applicable to reeled silk.




Khadi Karigar Janashree Bima Yojana


            To provide social security benefits to the artisans of Khadi sector and their family members, the Government of India in cooperation with the Life Insurance Corporation of India, launched Khadi Karigar Janashree Bima Yojana on 15 August 2003.

Salient Features.

(i)                   The cost of premium is Rs.200/- per artisan per annum. The mode of contribution of the premium is as follows.

(a)                 Rs. 100/- from Government of India (social security fund)

(b)                 Rs.25 from KVIC

(c)                 Rs.50/- from Khadi institutions

(d)                 Rs.25 from Khadi artisans

(ii)                 The following benefits are extended under the Scheme:-

(a)        Rs.20,000/-       Natural death

(b)        Rs.50,000/-       Death due to accident

(c)        Rs.50,000/-       Permanent total disability

(d)        Rs.25,000/-       Permanent partial disability

(iii)                The Khadi Karigar Janashree Bima Yojana also provides educational benefits (restricted to first two children) under Shiksha Sahayog Yojana to the children of the artisans studying from IXth to XIIth Std. They are extended a scholarship of Rs.300/-


Artisans, including weavers, spinners, pre-spinning artisans and post-weaving artisans in the age group of 18 to 59, registered with the Khadi institutions affiliated to KVIC and KVIBs, are eligible to get covered under the Scheme.




Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certificate

(ISEC) Scheme


The Interest subsidy Eligibility Certificate (ISEC) Scheme is the major source of funding for  khadi  programme. It was introduced in May 1977 to mobilize funds from banking institutions to fill the gap in the actual fund requirement and of fund availability from budgetary sources. 

Salient Features

(i)                   Under the scheme, credit at a concessional rate of interest of 4%  p.a. for capital expenditure as well as working capital is given as per the requirement of the institutions. The difference between the actual lending rate and 4% is paid by the Central Government through KVIC to the lending bank.

(ii)                 KVIC issues the Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certificate to Khadi institutions on the basis of their progress and the estimated requirement. On the basis of limit as fixed in ISEC, the institution may approach any bank for availing credit. For this purpose, banks provide credits to the institution at the prevailing bank rate.


            All institutions registered with the KVIC/State Khadi and Village Industries Boards(KVIBs) can avail of financing under the ISEC Scheme. Initially, the entire KVI Sector was covered, but with the introduction of REGP for village industries(VI), the scheme now supports only the khadi and the polyvastra sector. However, all village industries units existing on 31.03.95 have been allowed to avail of this facility for the amount of bank finance availed of as on that date or actuals, whichever is less.


Product Development, Design Intervention

and Packaging.


            The Product Development, Design Intervention and Packaging (PRODIP) Scheme was launched in November 2002, with the aim to improve quality, introduce new designs and market the khadi and village industry products.

Salient features

(i)                   In case of eligible institutional entities, assistance is limited to Rs.2 lakh per project, per year or 75% of the project cost, whichever is lower.

(ii)                 In case of eligible entrepreneurial units, assistance is limited to Rs.1 lakh per project per year or 75 % of the project cost, whichever is lower.

(iii)                The ceilings prescribed at (i) and (ii) above are for the purpose of limiting flow of assistance from the KVIC even in respect of such projects which are of more that Rs.2 lakh.


(i)                   Projects relating to diversification of product line with the objective of increasing marketability.

(ii)                 Projects relating to conversion of existing stocks to make them suitable products for market.

(iii)                Projects relating to development of khadi & village industries products as per the specifications of DGS&D/BIS/Government/Institutional orders(R.C.).

(iv)                Projects relating to production of National Flag as per BIS Specification provided only such institutions are identified as produce bunting cloth for the purpose.


Coir Industry


Export Market Promotion Scheme-

External market Development Assistance


            The scheme of “External Market Development Assistance” was introduced with effect from 2000-2001 for encouraging small exporters in the coir sector. The salient features of the scheme are as follows:

Salient Features

(i)                   Activities covered

(a)      Individual sales-cum-study tour/trade delegation/buyer-seller meet abroad.

(b)      Individual participation in trade fairs & exhibitions abroad.

(ii)                 Assistance is available for air travel and space rental.



·         Exporters having an annual export turnover of coir and coir products of Rs.25 lakh and above but less than Rs.200 lakh in the previous year, and not covered by the Market Development Assistance(MDA) Scheme of the Ministry of Commerce, are eligible.

·         In a financial year assistance will be extended for three programmes – two exhibitions and one sales tour or vice versa.

·         For a particular event assistance will be extended three times, including past cases.

Domestic Market Promotion Scheme


            For the development of domestic market, Coir Board is running 31 showrooms in major cities of the country to promote domestic consumption of coir and coir products. To promote and popularise the use of coir products within the country. Coir Board also participates in major exhibitions within the country under its Scheme.

            Coir Board is now implementing a new Scheme, viz, Market Development Assistance (MDA) since 2000-2001 to provide financial assistance for domestic market development. The scheme provides financial assistance @ 10 per cent of the annual sales turnover of coir products to the units in the co-operative and public sector undertakings based on their annual sales turnover. This assistance is shared equally by the Central Government and the State Government concerned.

Salient Features

            The Market Development Assistance(MDA) Scheme allows flexibility in utilisation of Government grant. MDA has been introduced in replacement of the Rebate Scheme. It can be utilised for the following purposes.

(i)                   To promote the sale of coir products manufactured by co-operatives and public sector enterprises committed to payment of minimum wages and other obligatory benefits to coir workers.

(ii)                 To encourage sustained production and more employment opportunities specially in the co-operative sector of the coir industry.

(iii)                To provide financial support on a continuing basis around the year to the co-operative and public sector enterprises who under take market development programmes like setting up of sales network, publicity, participation in exhibitions, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

            The apex co-operative societies, central co-operative societies, primary co-operative societies, public sector enterprises in the coir industry and the show rooms and sales depots of the Coir Board are eligible for assistance.



Development of Production Infrastructure Scheme


            Modernisation of coir units through assistance for equipment, infrastructure and support through entrepreneurs development, motivation and awareness on quality improvement are the main objectives of this scheme.

Salient Features

            Under this scheme, Coir Boards extending financial assistance to the extent of 25 per cent on the cost or equipment and infrastructural facilities, subject to availing of Rs.1.5 lakh, for setting up new coir units and Rs.50000 in modernisation of existing coir units. Coir Board is also organising Entrepreneurs Development Programme/Quality Improvement Programme to motivate young entrepreneurs and to create quality awareness.


            The units which satisfy the following conditions are eligible for subsidy under the scheme.

·         The unit should have a valid registration with the Coir Board under the Coir Industry

·         The unit should have SSI registration from the Industries Department of the State.

·         The unit should produce a no connection certificate from the State Electricity Board in                    use of generator set as per rules in the State concerned.                       .

·         The capacity of generator set should be in accordance with the requirement of the unit as specified in the registration certificate.

·         A three – phase power supply be available in the unit.

·         The application for grant of generator subsidy should be recommended by the General Manager , DIC.

·         The unit should obtain a clearance to the proposal in advance from the Regional Officer of the Coir Board Office in their State.


Mahila Coir Yojana


            Mahila Coir Yojana is the first women oriented self-employment programme in the industry. The scheme envisages distribution of motorised coir yarn spinning ratts to the women coir workers who are trained to operate the motorised ratt and are able to raise the beneficiary contribution from their own resources or take a loan.

Salient Feature

(i)                   The Mahila Coir Yojana Scheme is being implemented by the Coir Board all over the Country.

(ii)                 Under this scheme, women coir workers are given subsidy to the extent of 75% of the cost of the motorised ratt(upto a maximum of Rs.7500/-) or a motorised traditional ratt(upto a maximum of Rs.2625)

(iii)                As part of the implementation of the schemes, a two month training programme is organised at all training centres of the Coir Borad.


            Applicants in the 18-45 age group years and who have successfully completed training in motorised ratt motorised traditional ratt are eligible to get motorised ratts motorised traditional ratts for spinning coir yarn under Mahila Coir Yojana. The needs of balanced regional development are also kept in view in the selection of beneficiaries.


Addresses of Institutions under the Ministries of Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries.


Address : Ministry of SSI, Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO)


SISI/BR SISIs (State-wise)

Telephone/FAX/E-mail Nos. (Office)


Andhra Pradesh, SISI, Narsapur Cross Road, Bala Nagar, Hyderabad-500037.



email:- sisihyd@hd2.dot.net.in


Br SISI ,F-19 to 22 Block D, IDA, Autonagar, Vishakhapatanam-        530012




Br. SISI, V.I.P. Road, P.O.Junglee ghat, Post box No. 547

Port Bihar - 744103




Br. SISI (Itanagar)

C/o SISI , Industrial Estate

P.O. Bamuni Maidan

Gowahati - 781021





SISI, Indl.Estate,

P.O. Bamuni Maidan,

Gawahati - 781021



2550052 (Fax)

email : senetghy@gwl.dot.net.in



Netaji Subhash Avenue

Silcher – 788006 Dist. Cachar




Amrit Bhawan

Darrang College Road,

Tejpur - 784001




Hospital Road , Diphu,

Distt. Karbi,Anglong - 782460





Patliputra Industrial Estate,

Patna -800013




0612-226218 (Fax), Email:- sisipat@biti.nic.in



Gosala Road, P.O. Ramana

Muzaffarpur - 842002

0621 – 2282486

228445 (Fax)




Opp Chhattish garh Club

Civil Lines

Raipur - 492001


2422312 (Fax)



Br. SISI, Masat Indl. Estate, Silvasa-396230




SISI, Shaheed Captain Gaour Margh, Lkhla Indl. Estate, New Delhi-110020

011-26847223, 26838118, 2683869, 011-26838016 (FAX) E-mail-sisi@del3.vsnl.net.in


SISI Extra Centre, Balshyog, Connaught Cireus, New Delhi-110001




SISI, PO Box No.334, Opp. Konkan Railway Station, Quepem Road, Marao-403601

0832-2705192(D), 2705093(B), 2710525 (FAX), E-mail-sisigoa@goal.dot.net.in



SIS, Harsiddh Chambers, 4th Floor, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-380014

079-7540619(D), 7544248, 079-7540399(FAX) email-sisiasm@gujl.guj.nic.in


Br. SISI, 1/5. Jagnath Plot, Rajkot-360001




SIS, Near ITI Campus, Kunjpura Road, Kamal-132001

0184-2230910, 2231862, 2231862(FAX), email-sisikrl@nde.vsnl.net.in


Br. SISI, ITI Campus, Hansi Road, Bhiwani-127021




Sisi, Janak Kuti, Chambaghat, Solan-173213

01792-230766, 230265(FAX), e-mail-solanssi@nd.vsnl.net.in


Jammnu & Kashmir

SIS, 36, B/C, Gandhi Nagar, Mannu Tawi-180004

0191-2431077, 2450035, email-sisijk@sancharnet.in


Br. SISI, Indl. Estate, Digiana, Jammu Tawi-180010




SISI, Indl. Estate, Kokar, Ranchi-834001

065-2544161, 544392, 544743(Telefax)


Br. SISI, Katras Road, Mathuria, Dhanbad-826001

0326-2303769, 230338



SISI, Rajaji Nagar Indl. Estate, Bangalore-560044

080-335154(D), 3351581/82/83, 3351583(F) email-sisibng@vsnl.net.in


SISI, post Box No.1016, Indl. Estate, Gokul Road, Hubli-580030

0836-2330389(F), 332334, email-sisidir@sancharnet.in


Br. SISI, Mahabaleshwar Bldg. Plot No.L-11, Indl. Estate, Yayyadi, Mangalore-575003

08424-217696, 0824-2217936(F)


Br. SISI, C-1, Indl. Estate, M.S.K. Mill Road, Gulbarga-585102




SISI, Kanjany Road, Ayyanthole, Thrissur-680003

0487-2360216(D), 360686, 360536, 360686, email-sisiter@sancharnet.in


Nuclues Cell, Amini Island, Lakshadweep-682552



Madhya Pradesh

SISI, 10, Indl. Estate, Polo Ground, Indore-452015.

0731-2420723(D), 2421048, Tele Fax-2421048/540/659, email-sisiind@sancharnet.in


Br. SISI, 7, Indl. Estate, Tansen Road, Gwalior-474004



Br. SISI, Udyog Vihar, Chorhatta, Rewa-486006




SISI, Kurla Andheri Road, Saki Naka, Mumbari-440006

0712-2510352, 2510046, 0712-2511985 (FAX), email-smallind@vsnl.com


SISI, CGO Complex, Seminary Hills, Nagpur-440006

0712-2510046, 0712-2511985 (FAX)


Br. SISI, 32-33, MIDC, Chikalthana, Aurngabad-431210

0240-2485430, 2484208(FAX)



SISI, Takyelpat Indl. Estate, Imphal-795001

0385-2220584, 2223096



Br. SISI, Bawaqkhana, PO-Tura, West-Garo Hills - 794001




Lower Lachhumiere, Shillong-793001




Br. SISI, Republic Road, Aizwal-79601

0389-2323448 (FAX)



Br. SISI Indl. Estate, Diamapur-795001




SISI, Vikash Sadan, College Square, Cuttack-3

0671-610208, 2611958(FAX), 2611829, email-dirsisi@sancharnet.in


Br. SISI, C-9, Indl. Estate, Rourkela-769004



Br. SISI, New Colony, PO/Dist-Rayagada-765004




SISI, Indl. Area B, Ludhiana-141003

0161-2533225, 531733(FAX), email-sisildh@glide.net.in, info@sisildh.com



SISI, 22, Godown, Indl. Estate, Jaipur-302006

0141-2210553, 212098, 213099, 210553(FAX), email-sisijpr@sancharnet.in



SISI, PO-Tadong, Gangtok-737102

03592-231262, 31880


Tamil Nadu

SISI, 65/I, GST Road, Guindy, Chennai-600032

044-22341785, 2341011/12/13/14, 2341014(FAX), email-mansen@md3.vsnal.net.in


Br. SISI, 386, Patel Road, Ramnagar, Coimbatore-641009

0422-2233956, 2230426(FAX), email-sisi@satyam.net.in


Br. SISI, Plot No.76, CGE Colony, Trichendur Road, Tuticorin-628003




SISI, Advisor Chowrmuhani, Krishnagar Road, Agartala-799001

0681-232246, 2326576(FAX)


Uttar Pradesh

SISI, 107, Indl. Estate, Fazalganj, Kanpur-208012


220931 (F) email-sisiknp@sancharnet.in


SISI, 34, Indl. Estate, Nunhai, Agra-282006

0562-2280879, 2280882(F), email-sisiagra@sancharnet.in


SISI, E-17/18, Indl. Estate, Naini, Allahabad-211009

0532-2697468, 2695156, 2696816(F), email-sisiald@sancharnet.in



Chandpur Indl. Estate, Varanasi-221106.




SISI, Kham Bangla Campus, Kaladungi Road, Haldwani-263139 (Nsiniysl)

05946-228353, 221053(F)


West Bangal

SISI, 111-112, BT Road, Kalkata-700035

033-25775532(D), 25770595, 25770585, 25775531(F), email-sisical@giasc101.vsnl.net.in


Br. SISI, Station More, PO-Suri, Dist.Birbhum-731101



Br. SISI, Durgapur Indl Estate, J.P. Avenue, Durganpur-713212



Br. SISI 3 & 4, Indl. Estate, Sevoke Road, Siliguri-734401







Regional Testing Centre

Telephone /FAX / E-mail nos. (Office)


Regional Testing Centre (NR), Sahhid Capt. Gaur Marg, Okhla, New Delhi - 110020

011-26846973 (Fax)

26314616, 26312671 26142387(D)

email -


Regional Testing Centre (ER), 111 & 112, B.T. Road, Kolkata-700035

033-25770686, 25772482, 033-25771353 (FAX), email-nc-cal@wb.nic.in


Regional Testing Centre (SR), 65/I, G.S.T. Road, Guindy, Chhenai-600032

044-22343634, 22326539, 2252625 (D)

044-2234689 (FAX) , email-director@md4.vsnl.net.in


Regional Testing Centre (WR), Kurla-Andheri Road, Saki Naka, Mumbai-400072

022-28570588, 28576998, 2851775, 2851771, 22523625(D), 022-28572238(FAX), email-director@rtewr.com






Telephone /FAX / E-mail nos. (Office)


Field Testing Station, Laboratory Building, Bus Godam, Jaipur (Rajasthan)



Field Testing Station, 47-E, Indl. Area, Govindapura, Bhopal-462023 (MP



Field Testing Station, P-31, M.I.D.C., Shiroli, Klhapur-416122 (Maharashtra)



Field Testing Station, SSI Complex, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore-560044 (Karnataka)




Field Testing Station, Indl. Estate, Sanath Nagar, Hyderabad-500018



Field Testing Station, Indl. Estate, Ghangancheryy – 686106 (Keral)



Field Testing Station, Indl. Estate, Jhattanchavadi, Pondichery-635009








Telephone /FAX / E-mail nos. (Office)


Indo-German Tool Room, P-31, MIDC, Chikalthns Indl. Area, Aurangabad-431210

0240-2484028, 2486832-33, 2482593, 0240-484028(FAX)website-www.igtr.igtr-aur.org / email-dineshkp-agd@sancharnet.in


Indo-German Tool Room, Plot No.5003, Phase-IV, GIDC, Mehmedabad Road, Vatva, Ahmedabad-382445 (Gujrat)

079-5840966, 5841960, 5840963-64, 079-5841962, email-igtr-ahd@yahoo.com


Indo-German Tool Room, Plot No.291/B, O-302/A, Sector-E, Sanwer Road, Indore-452003 (MP)

0731-2721463, 2721394, 2724156,

0731-2720353,2720907 (FAX)

website- www.igtr.indore.com email- indigtr@sancharnet.in


Central Tool Room, A-5, Focal Point, Ludhiana-141010


0161-2674746 (FAX)




Central Institute of Tool Design, A-1 to A-8, A.P.I.E. Balanagar, Hyderabad-500037

040-23774536, 23772747-48-49

040-23772658 (FAX)




Central Tool Room & Training Centre, B-35, Chandka Indl. Area, PO- Patia, Bhubaneswar-751031

0674-2320251, 2442100(GM), 0674-2320291




Indo-Danish Tool Room, M-4 (Part), Phase-VI, Tata Kandra Road, Gamharia, Jamshedpur-832108 (Jharkhand)

0657-2200507, 2408061-62, 2382174(GM)


website-www.Idtrjsr.com, email-idtr@dte.vsnl.net.in


Central Tool Room & Training Centre, Bon Hooghly Indl. Area, Kokata-700 035

033-25776350, 25288333 (GM)


email- cttc@cal.vsnl.net.in


Central Institute of Hand Tools, t.G. Road, Bypass, Op. Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony, Jalandhar-144008

0181-2290225, 2290226, 0181-2290457- FAX


Hand Tool Design Development & Training Centre, Indl. Area, Basmi Road, Nagaur-340 001(Rajasthan)


01582-240802 (FAX)



Tool Room & Training Centre, SSI Campus, 4th Floor, Bamuni Maidan, Guwahati-7810121





Telephone /FAX / E-mail nos. (Office)


Central Footwear Training Institute, Site-C, 41, 42, Sikandra Indl. Area, Agra-282007

0562-2642005, 2261318(D),



website- www.cftiagra.com


Central Footear Training Institute, 65/I, G.S.T. Road, Guindy, Cheenai-600032

044-22341529, 22387891-(D), 044-2236876 (FAX), email-ctfi@md5vsnal.net.in





Telephone No.

Fax No.

* North Zone

Delhi (Resident Representative Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, A-1, Baba Kharag Singh Margh, New Delhi-110001




Delhi (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, K. Block, Choudhary Building, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110001


26974241 (R)


Haryana (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 103-A, The Mali, P.B. No.34, Ambala Cant-133001



2654344 (R)


Himachal Pradesh (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 5-Dingle Estate, Cart Road, Shimal-171003


2806528 (R)


Jammu & Kashmir (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 384, Shastri Nagar, Jammu-180004.




Punjab (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, S.C.O. –3003-04, Sector-22D, Chandigarh-160002


2638187 (R)


Rajasthan (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Jhalana, Doongari, Institutional Area, J.N. Margh, Jaipur-301 004.


2551306 (R)


Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Bahri Bhavn, Ram Bazar, Bikaner-334001



Regional Border Development Office,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Manikya, Lal Verma Bhavan, Nehur Nagar, Barmer-334001



Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, KVIC-UNDP Handmade Paper Project, Sikapura Road, Ramsinghpura, Sanganer, Jaipur-303002




·         East Zone

Bihar (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Post – B.V. College, Sheikhpura, Patna-800014



2287716 (R)


Central Silver Plant

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Indl. Area, Hajipur, Vaishali-844101



Jharkhand (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Shastri Bhavan, Albert Ekka Chowk, Main Road, Ranchi-834001






Khadi & V.I. Commission, Bhagalpur Road, Dudhani, Dumka (Jharkhand)



Orissa (state Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 60, Budhanagar, Kalpana Square, Bhubaneswar-751006





Khadi & V.I. Commission, Sahayog Nagar, Budharaj Temple, Sambalpur, Orissa,



West Bengal (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission,33,Chittarangjan Avenue, 6th & 7th Floor, Kolkata-700012


22114345 (PBX)


Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Dhantala, PO-Satelite, Township, Via-Mahananda Project, Jalpaigari-734218



·         North East Zone

Zonal Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Jayanta Commercial Centre, IInd Floor, Panchabati, Guwahati-781003



2602396 (Guest House)


Arunachal Pradesh (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, H-Sector, Itanagar



Assam (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, G.N. Bargoloi Road, Ambari, Guwahati-781001




Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Panchayat Road, Silchar, Cachar-788004 (Assam)



Manipur (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Keishampat Junction, Imphal – 795001



Meghala (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Ward No.8, Okland, Shilong-793001



Mizoram (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Vaivakawan, Aizawal-796009



Nagaland (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Super Market Complex, Dimapur-797112



Sikkim (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 31-A, National Highway, Deorali Bazar, Gangtok-737102



Tripura (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Assam, Agartal Road, Kumarpukur, PO-Agartala College, Dist-West Tripura-799004 (Agartala)


2353236 (R)


·         South Zone

Andhra Pradesh (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission,Gandhi Bhavan, MI Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-500001


23230151 (R)


Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Shri Hari Plaza Building, Dandu Bazar, Jagadamba Junction, Vishakhapatnam-530001




Karnataka (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, No.6, Dr. D.V.G. Road, Basavangudi, P.B.No.496, Bangalore-560004



Central Silver Plant,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Plot No.9-10-11, Kelakote, Indl. Area, Chitradurga-577501



Kerala (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, “Gramodaya, M.G. Road, P.B. No.198, Triruvanathampuram-695001




Khadi & V.I. Commission, Nadathara, Trichur-680751



Central Silver Plant

Khadi & V.I. Commission, PO-Kuttur, Trichur-680013



Tamil Nadu (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 236, Avvai Shanmmigam Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai-600086


28350911 (R)


Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 10, Bye Pass Road, Near PRC Bus Dept, Madhurai-6250101


2604031 (R)



Khadi & V.I. Commission,32, Manammar Koil Street, Krishnarayapuram, (Avarnpalayam), Coimbatore-641006



·         West Zone

Goa (State Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Cedmar Apartment, Ground Floor, S.V. Road, Panaji-403001


2446947 (R)


Gujarat (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, E-Block, 4th Floor, Capital Commercial Centre Ellis bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-380009


6579965 (R)


Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Dadar & Gar Haveli, Near Collector Office, Via-Bhilad, Vapi, Silvassa-396230 (U.T.)



Maharashra (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Royal Insurance Building, 4th Floor, Jamshedji Tata Road, Mumbai-400020


26023801 (R)


Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Adhyapak Bhavan, Oppt. S.T. Bus Stand, Ganeshpeth, Nagpur-440018



Central Zone

Chhatisgarh (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 2/15, Dani House, Hotel Gurulane, Govind Nagar, Raipur-492001




Madhya Pradesh (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, B-3-4, Office Complex, Goutam Nagar, Bhopal-462023


2553336 (R)


Central Silver Plan

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Ichchawar Road, Sehore-466001


228203 (R)


Uttaranchal (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Gen. Mahadev Singh Road, Kanwali, Dehradun-248001



Uttar Pradesh (State Office)

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Gramodaya, Indira Nagar, Faizabad Road, Lucknow-226016





Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Near Old Chungi, Garh Road, Meerut-250001



2622762 (R)


Regional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Sanskrit University Marg, Telia Bagh, Varanasi-221002



2506317 (R)


Divisional Office

Khadi & V.I. Commission,C-P/25, Ward Court, Aavas Vikas Colony, Opp. Munshi Prem Chand Park, Gorakhpur-273001



Central Silver Plant,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Plot No.C-14, Road No.2, Indl. Area, Amawan Road, Rai Berully-229001


2202451 (R)


Central Silver Plant

Khadi & V.I. Commission,Nagama Modh, G.T. Road, Post-Songara, Gorakhpur, Etah-207001


233740 (R)


West Zone

Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, P.B. No.271, Station Road, Margaon-403601 (Goa)



Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Khadi Gramodyog Prayog Samiti, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380009 (Gujarat)



Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Silvassa-396230



Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 3, Irla Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai-400056 (Maharashtra)




* South Zone

Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 97/98, Silver, Jubilee Park Road, Bangalore-560002 (Karnataka)



Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, M.G. Road, Pallimukku, Emakulam, Chchin0682016 (Kerala)



*East Zone

Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 69, Budha Nagar, Kalpana Square, Bhubaneswar-751006 (Orissa)



Central Vastragar

Khadi & V.I. Commission,

B/10, B.J.B. Nagar, Bhubaneswar-731014 (Orissa)



Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, B-Block, 1st Floor, Mauryalok Complex, D.B. Road, Patna - 800001(Bihar)



* West Zone

C.B. Kora Institue of Village Industries,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Shimpoli Road, Borivali (W), Mumbai-400092 (Maharashtra)



Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Rural Technology and Management & Institute of Renewable Energy & Training-cum-Production Centre,

PO-Tryambak Vidya Mandir, Nashik-422213 (Maharashtra)





Gajanan Naik Multi Disciplinary Training Centre,

Khadi & V.I. Commission,Agar Road, PO-Dahunu, Dist-Thane-401601 (Maharshtra)



Central Bee Research & Training Institute

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 1153, Geneshkhind Road, Pune-411016. (Maharashtra)




G.R. Valunjkar Institute of Leather Technology,

 Khadi & V.I. Commission, PO-Gopuri, Wardh-442001 (Maharashtra)



*South Zone

Multi Disciplinary Training Centre,

Khadi & V.I. Commission,  Nadarhra, Trichur-680751 (Kerala)



Multi Disciplinary Training Centre,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Doorvani Nagar, Bangalore –560016 (Karnataka)


3657977 (R)


Central Village Pottery Institute,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Khanapur, Dist-Belgaum-591302 (Karnataka)



Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Dhantala, PO-Sateline  Township, via- Mahanu Project, Jalpaiguri-735107 (W.B.)



Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Sales Emporium, Khadi & V.I. Commission, 24, Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata-700012 (West Bengal)



* Central Zone

Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan, Khadi & V.I. Commission, 27, Bhadbada Road, Bhopal-462003




Jawahar Chowk, Saraswati Nagar, Bhopal-462003 (Madhya Pradesh)



·         North Zone

Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, 24, Regal, Building, P.B. No.267, Connaught Plance, New Delhi-110001



* North Zone

Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, Assam Agartala Road, Paradise Choumuhani, Agatala-799011 (Tripura)



Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan,

Khadi & V.I. Commission, M.T.C. Building, Jail Road, Shillong-793001 (Mechalaya)






Coir House, P.B. No.1752, M.G. Road, Emakulam, Kochi-682016 (Kerala)

0484-2351807, 2351788, 2351954, 2354397