Challenges Hindering the Growth of Self-Help Groups in Maharashtra

The self-help group (SHG) movement holds immense potential for empowering marginalized communities, fostering entrepreneurship, and promoting socio-economic development. However, in Maharashtra, this movement has faced significant challenges, impeding its growth and progress. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the stagnant momentum of the SHG movement in Maharashtra. The self-help group (SHG) movement […]

Scheme of National Awards for MSMEs

O/o DC(MSME) New Delhi is inviting applications from eligible MSME Units for National Awards. The modified scheme guidelines are available at The applicants have to submit online applications at It is requested to kindly disseminate this information amongst eligible award worthy MSME units under your jurisdiction.

Govt extends PMEGP scheme for five more years with Rs 13.5k crore outlay

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The government on Monday announced the extension of its scheme for employment generation Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with an outlay of Rs 13,554.42 crore. In addition, multiple modifications have also been made to the scheme including increasing the maximum […]

ZED Scheme

ZED Scheme As the MSMEs are amongst the strongest drivers of economic development, innovation and employment, it becomes imperative to strengthen their ecosystem. The Government of India envisioned the Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) initiative to enhance MSME competitiveness, make them sustainable and transform them as National and International Champions. MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification is […]

MSME Innovation Scheme

MSMEs are the strongest drivers of Nation’s economic development, innovation and employment. It becomes imperative to strengthen MSME’s ecosystem by developing innovative solutions and applications which will help them to move up the value chain. The Government of India, therefore, envisioned creating MSME Innovative Scheme through combination of Incubation, Design intervention and IPR protection initiatives […]

Women entrepreneurs scripting a silent transformation

A conducive social atmosphere enables them to thrive in Tamil Nadu The 2021 edition of  Women & Men in India, published last week by the National Statistical Office (NSO) of the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, has an element of pleasant surprise for Tamil Nadu. With about 10.87 lakh units, Tamil Nadu accounts for the highest number of women entrepreneur-owned establishments, which cover not only […]