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District Industries Centre (DIC)

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In pursuance of the Industrial Policy-1977, a programme for setting up District Industries Centres (DICs) was launched by the Government of India, to be operational from 1st May 1978. The programme provided for setting up a DIC in each district of the country, in a phased manned in order to make the district headquarters a focal point for the development of small-scale and cottage industries, to shift the emphasis from cities and state capitals to the district headquarters and to provide under a single root, all services and support needed by small and village entrepreneurs. Accordingly the Government oflndia issued guidelines to the State Government for setting up DIC in each district of the state. In the State of Maharashtra, District Industries Centre have been set up in the 34 districts. At present 34 districts of Maharashtra DICs have been functioning.

The main objects of the DIC programme are firstly to make available various assistance and clearance required under one roof and secondly to promote rural industries.

Following are the schemes under District Industries Centre (DIC):

  1. Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP)
  2. The objective of this centrally sponsored scheme of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India being implemented since October, 2008 is to provide gainful employment and self-employment opportunities to educated unemployed persons through activity of industry, service and business.

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  3. Seed Money Scheme
  4. The objective of the scheme is to encourage an unemployed person to take up self-employment ventures through industry, service and business, by providing soft loans to meet part of the margin money to avail institutional finance.

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  5. DIC Loan Scheme
  6. The objective of the scheme is to generate employment opportunities including self-employment to tiny units located in towns and rural areas having population of less than 1 lakh and with investment in plant & machinery below ₹ 2 Lakhs. Such identified tiny units falling within the purview of the Small Scale Industries Board and Village Industries, handicrafts, handlooms, Silk & Coir Industries are covered for financial assistance in the form of margin/seed money under the Scheme.

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  7. Entrepreneurship Development Training Program
  8. This scheme was introduced with the objective of training educated unemployed persons to take up self-employment ventures or skilled wage employment. Entrepreneurs are given guidance related to industry/service/business activities & skill upgradation. Entrepreneurs are also guided in respect of choice of activity, necessities of land, project report, obtaining various no objection certificates, licences and marketing strategy.

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  9. District Award Schemes
  10. In order to encourage entrepreneurs establishing small scale ventures and also to acknowledge them for their success and achievements, the State Government has started honouring such entrepreneurs with District Award Scheme at the district level. Proprietors / Partner’s / Directors of enterprises who have obtained EM registration with the concerned District Industries Centre at least three years earlier and in production for two continuous years are eligible for the award.

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Content Awaited.

GR's and Notifications
PMEGP Guidelines 2008 View Details
PMEGP 5 Year Information till 2015 View Details
PMEGP 5 Year Information till 2014 View Details
GR EDTP - 29.10.2007 View Details
GR Seed Money Scheme 2007 - 18.05.2007 View Details
GR District Award Scheme - 18.09.2006 View Details
GR Seed Money Scheme 2003 - 15.10.2003 View Details
GR EDTP - 07.02.2002 View Details
GR Seed Money Scheme 1993 - 30.09.1993 View Details
GR DIC Loan Scheme - 03.12.1985 View Details
GR DIC Loan Scheme - 12.09.1979 View Details
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