PMEGP creates 1000 jobs in Dakshina Kannada district

The Karnataka Khadi and Village Industrial Commission (KVIC), an autonomous nodal agency under the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, has successfully implemented the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), by generating 1,000 jobs in rural areas in Dakshina Kannada district.

The district is second after Udupi in implementation.

The five-year  PMEGP, initiated in 2008, is funded by the Central government. The scheme aims at generating employment to the poor and unemployed youth by enabling them to start medium and small scale business.

Target exceeded

State Khadi and Gramodyoga Mandali District Officer Veerappa Poojari told Deccan Herald that in 2012-13, 82 units were developed in the district as against the target of 14 units set by the MSME Ministry.

  The government has provided subsidy of Rs 2.66 crore while the banks have sanctioned Rs 9.31 crore. As per the norms, it is mandatory for the beneficiary to create one employment for each lakh of loan availed from the bank. Thus, the scheme has involved 1,000 new employees in 82 units.

The district office of KVIC will invite applications as per the directions of the Khadi and Gramodyoga Commission. DLTFC (District Level Task Force Commission), which is chaired by the deputy commissioner, will select the candidates eligible for subsidy,  referring them to the Khadi and Gramodyoga Commission in Bangalore, based on certain norms. It also comprises KVIC, Karnataka State Khadi and Village Industries Board  and District Industrial Training Centre officials.

 After the sanction of subsidies, training will be given to candidates by RUDSETI, he said.
Veerappa Poojari said that the project was evoking good response and the commission has received 350 applications till now.

The project will provide an opportunity to poor and unemployed youth to start small scale business enterprises. For details, visit www.kvic.org.in.

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