Meghalaya Industrial & Investment Policy Scheme, 2016 (MIIPS):
Under the scheme, eligible registered micro, small, medium and large enterprises can claim various incentives/subsidies, according to their categories, such as state capital investment subsidy, subsidy on cost incurred on quality measures, subsidy on pollution control measures, subsidy on D.G sets, reimbursement of stamp duty and registration fees and any more.
Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP):
PMEGP is a credit linked subsidy scheme from the Central Government. Under this scheme, unemployed youths seeking for self employment can apply and avail subsidized bank loans to set up of new industries, achieve self employment and in turn generate employment to others under them. In this scheme, out of the total project cost, a subsidy of 35% can be claimed from the central government. All eligible applicants may apply online to avail the scheme at kviconline[dot]gov[dot]in .
Meghalaya Home Stay Scheme:
In convergence with the center’s Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme Scheme is a converged scheme for unemployed citizens to set up a Home Stay services at their place of stay creating a sustainable development and develop infrastructure to provide services to the visitors. It is being implemented by the Meghalaya Commerce & Industries department along with the department of Tourism of the state. In this scheme, a subsidy of 35% can be claimed from Khadi Village & Industries Commission and additional 35% can be claimed from the Meghalaya Tourism department for setting up a new Home stay services.
Apiculture Mission 2.0 :
The Apiculture Mission 2.0 was launched under the Department of Horticulture, Meghalaya in collaboration with the Department of Commerce and Industries, Meghalaya. The mission aims to provide basic and advanced training programmes for the Bee keepers of the state, develop an organized bee keeping clusters, create market linkages between the bee keepers and honey customers, set up Honey Processing Centers at various locations across the districts and provision of grants and interest free loans to the bee keepers seeking for assistance and more.
Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of traditional Industries (SFURTI) Scheme:
The scheme is for the development of existing clusters of rural areas. The scheme is an initiative by Ministry of MSME for promotion of Cluster development. The department of commerce & industries have instrumented the scheme as an implementing agency for different clusters in remote areas of the state.
Training Inside and Outside the State Scheme:
Under this scheme, registered industrial units can conduct short term training programme on their trades to their trainees and avail assistance. The trainees receive monthly stipend according to the duration of the training programme. In West Garo Hills district, DCIC Tura imparts training on various trades like tailoring, steel fabrication, Bakery, Spa & Salon, Mobile repairing, Computer repairing, jewellery making, etc. All interested individuals may inquire DCIC Tura at Dakopgre early in the month of February before March ending.
Master Craftsman Scheme:
The scheme aims to provide assistance to the traditional artisans of the region by imparting training programme on the artisan’s expertise and appointing the artisan themselves as the master craftsman instructor and providing honorarium through the Scheme. The trainees of the training programme are assisted by the department through monthly stipend throughout the course. The optional trades for master craftsman scheme in WGH district are pottery, terracotta, macrame, wood carving, cane and bamboo etc. (the options of trades for training courses are subjected to change every year). All interested individuals may inquire DCIC Tura at Dakopgre early in the month of February before March ending.
Rural Artisans Programme Scheme:
The scheme aims to provide livelihood support to the artisan involved in traditional artisan activities. Traditional rural artisans may conduct training programme and pass on their skill, knowledge and expertise to newer generations. Under this scheme, a skill development training of one year duration is organised by registered traditional artisans, the trainees receives a monthly stipend and the instructors of the training centers receives monthly honorarium as an assistance from the Department. Trades like pottery, Garo traditional musical instrument making, carpet making, woolen handicrafts, dry flower making are the optional courses (the options of trades for training courses are subjected to change every year). All interested individuals may inquire DCIC Tura at Dakopgre early in the month of February before March ending.
The department further extends its support for development of micro industries by aiding tools and machinery along with small sum of money as a working capital for the passed out trainees of departmental training centers and the passed out trainees of training centers under the Master craftsman scheme, Rural artisan Programme Scheme and Training Inside and outside the state scheme, but only for few selected trades and crafts trained by the department. To avail Grant-in-aid assistance, the passed out trainees must submit their applications at the respective DCIC of their home District.
The department of Commerce & Industries also leases plot of land for suitable entrepreneurs to set up working shed for those who seek space for industries. The Industrial Estate of West Garo Hills District is in Dakopgre, Tura, where number of industrial activities have been carrying out like steel fabrication, saw mill, hand loom and weaving etc.