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Loan related assistance to women for Income Generating Activities

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt of India has a Scheme of providing Financial Assistance to women for Income Generating Activities. This scheme is under the Scheme for Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD) Scheme for Women.

Objective:

  • To help women to become financially independent.
  • To empower women by adequate counselling and training.

Eligibility:

The NGOs engaged in assisting poor women through any kind of income generating activities in non farm sector can apply to Office of DC-MSME/nearest DIs for financial assistance. Women led MSMEs can contact NGOs engaged in assisting poor women through any kind of income generating activities in non farm sector for assistance.

Benefits:

The support programs aims to provide grant (up to 30% of the total project cost as appraised by lending institutions) to provide adequate security demanded by banks in the form of collaterals. GOI Grant and the loan portion from the lending agencies to assist such women shall be routed through eligible NGOs engaged in assisting poor women through any kind of income generating activities in non farm sector.

How to apply:

If you are an NGO (working for women groups or entrepreneurs) directly apply to DC-MSME or lending institution. If you are a women led MSME, contact the concerned NGO.

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