Employment generation in India

By | March 4, 2016

Employment generation in country

The Ministry is implementing the scheme of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) for employment generation in the micro sector.  PMEGP, a credit linked subsidy scheme of Government of India, for setting up of new micro-enterprises to generate employment opportunities in the country through Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), State Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB)  and District Industries Centre (DIC) in rural and urban areas.

The scheme was introduced in 2008-09 and up to January 2016, 3.50 lakh micro units have been set up by utilizing margin money amounting to Rs.7004.40 crore.  The total loans disbursed would be around Rs.28,000 crore (MM subsidy corresponds to average of 25% of the project cost).  29.82 lakh jobs have been created from these units.  During the current FY 2015-16, an allocation of Rs.1265.68 crore is available, which will be utilized for setting up of about 60,000 micro units providing employment to about 4.5 lakh persons. Upto 31.01.2016, Rs. 657.84 crore margin money has been utilized for setting up of 29,174 projects and providing employment to 2.11 lakh persons.

State-wise targets fixed and achievement thereon under PMEGP scheme for employment generation in KVI sector from 2013-14 and 2014-15 is given below:

State/UT-wise details of Target and Achievement in respect of

Employment Generation under PMEGP for the years 2013-14 & 2014-15

Sl. No. State/UT 2013-14 2014-15
Target Achievement Target Achievement
1 Jammu & Kashmir 20920 12301 20648 11025
2 Himachal Pradesh 11848 5188 11664 6352
3 Punjab 18816 7629 18692 6438
4 Chandigarh (UT) 1664 385 1592 160
5 Haryana 19640 5866 19408 7024
6 Delhi 7944 1136 7880 1584
7 Rajasthan 35936 13471 35160 15002
8 Uttarakhand 13096 7335 12864 7889
9 Uttar Pradesh 85096 44044 82784 48604
10 Chhattisgarh 22112 6106 21488 5821
11 Madhya Pradesh 54672 19442 53472 21896
12 Sikkim 3984 255 3800 54
13 Arunachal Pradesh 13872 6570 13616 2871
14 Nagaland 11360 4373 10768 2407
15 Manipur 9984 5277 9328 829
16 Mizoram 7744 5050 7432 6736
17 Tripura 6440 9074 5680 6333
18 Meghalaya 8280 1386 7656 3680
19 Assam 36456 29332 32984 15535
20 Bihar 51040 20013 49352 9240
21 West Bengal 26368 24189 25392 24646
22 Jharkhand 29096 13062 28288 8495
23 Odisha 36088 16653 35096 10211
24 A & N Islands 3752 654 3640 790
25 Gujarat (*) 29072 14777 28520 18107
26 Maharashtra(**) 41248 20183 40216 28311
27 Goa 2824 412 2728 406
28 Andhra Pradesh 29104 18200 16192 12220
29 Telangana 0 0 12040 6604
30 Karnataka 30512 25752 29984 21825
31 Lakshadweep 3584 8 3360 93
32 Kerala 14912 11507 14608 9738
33 Tamil Nadu 33096 29107 32480 36190
34 Puducherry 4816 170 4680 386
GRAND TOTAL 725376 378907 703492 357502
* including Daman&diu       ** including Dadra & N. Haveli

In addition to PMEGP, Ministry is implementing a large number of schemes which generate direct and indirect employment.  The Ministry through KVIC and Coir Board is generating employment by implementing the schemes of Market Development Assistance (MDA), Interest Subsidy Eligibility Certificate (ISEC) scheme, Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), Coir Udyami Yojana, Development of Production Infrastructure, Skill Upgradation Programmes, Mahila Coir Yojana, establishment of Livelihood Incubation Centres, etc. throughout the country.

Ministry through National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) offers industry oriented, demand driven skill development training programmes through its Technical Centres and facilitates the trainees in employment through placement cells located at its Centres.  Entrepreneurship development training programme are also conducted at NSIC Incubation centres to create self-employment opportunities for the unemployed people.

Total number of Trainees passed from National Small Industries Corporation is as under:

 

Year Trainees passed (Nos.)
2013-14 19353
2014-15 21860

 

26 Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) clusters under Khadi, Village Industries & Coir categories have been granted final approval with a total project cost of Rs.72 crore benefiting around 25000 artisans. Assistance under SFURTI would be Rs.54.22 crore.  During the year 2015-16 (upto 31.01.2016) funds of Rs.20.75 crore has been released.

Employment targets fixed and achievement (cumulative) of Coir Board are as under:

Year Target (in lakhs) Achievement (in lakhs)
2013-14 7.50 7.14
2014-15 7.50 7.18

No State-wise targets are fixed under Coir Board.

Under the Assistance to Training Institutions Scheme, targets are annually fixed for conducting training programmes for Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programmes (ESDPs)/Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs). The ESPDs/EDPs are aimed at generation of Wage-employment and Self-employment. However, no targets are fixed for generation of employment under the Scheme. During the period FY: 2014-15 and FY: 2015-16 (as on 31.01.2016), 23057 number of trainees were able to get Wage-Employment and 12454 number of trainees were able to get Self-Employment.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here today.

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