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Government Of Meghalaya
West Jaintia Hills Districts

District Commerce & Industries Centre, Jowai
Schemes Implemented

Adverisement in Collaboration with N.I.F.T.,Shillong

Self Employment through Entrepreneurship

Can indicate:-

  1. one who involves himself in his activities with a motto to earn and
  2. at the same time create employment opportunities for others.

And an Entrepreneur is the one who does this.

Entrepreneur comes from the French term Entreprendre which means " to undertake", i.e the one who takes up a venture that will create a source of livelihood for himself as well as for others.

Livelihood is a "means of securing the necessities of life" and one such source of Livelihood is by undertaking industrial activities as a means of earning.

Micro Small and Medium Enterprise

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 was published in gazette of India on June 16, 2006 and came into force from the 2nd of October, 2006, the birth-date of the Father of the Nation. This is an Act for facilitating the promotion and development and enhancing the competitiveness of micro, small and medium enterprises. An Industrial undertaking has to be registered with the Directorate/DCIC in order to avail the various State and Central Incentive Schemes, Financial assistance from the Bank or Institutional Finance. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (M.S.M.E.) Registration is voluntary and not compulsory.


Departmental Training Centres

Knitting Training Centre, Jowai: Intake Capacity - 8

Multipurpose Service Workshop (Carpentry section), Jowai: Intake Capacity - 4

Rural Industrial Development Centre (Machinist), Jowai: Intake Capacity – 5

Tailoring, Knitting & Embroidery, Khliehriat: Intake Capacity - 17

Knitting Training Centre, Mualsei

  1. Tailoring  section: Intake Capacity – 5
  2. Knitting  section: Intake Capacity - 10


  1. The training for a period of 1  year only.


  1. 18 years to 27 years
  2. Class VIII pass

Training Inside / Outside The State

Training in local registered units within the district in different trades

  1. Sponsored to locally registered industrial units in trades like motor mechanics, printing press, black smithy, steel fabrication, tailoring, weaving etc
  2. Stipend is given as per admissible rate and subjected to availability of funds.

Master Craftsman

Under this scheme, training programme is being imparted to target the rural artisans to upgrade their skills and enhance their productive capacity so as to keep the tradition going in handicrafts.

Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (P.M.E.G.P.)

The Government of India launched a new Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme "Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (P.M.E.G.P.)" on 15th August, 2008 through the Ministry of M.S.M.E. Khadi & Village Industries Commission is the Nodal Agency at National Level for implementation of the scheme and the programme will be implemented through State Directorate of K.V.I.C., State Khadi & Village Industries Boards & District Commerce & Industries Centres.


  1. Educational Qualification - Minimum 8th pass for project cost above Rs.10 lakhs under manufacturing sector and above Rs. 5 lakhs under service sector
  2. Maximum Project Size - Rs. 25 lakhs for manufacturing sector and Rs. 10 lakhs for service sector
Categories of beneficiaries under Owner's Contribution Rate of Subsidy
   (of cost of Project)
Area   Urban Rural
General 10% 15%
Special (including S.C./S.Ts/O.B.Cs/ Minorities/Women, Ex-servicemen, Physically Handicapped,N.E.R., Hill and Border Areas) 05% 25% 35%

National Mission On Food Processing (N.M.F.P.)


Meghalaya is basically an agricultural state with almost 80 % of its total population dependent primarily on agriculture for their livelihood. Besides major food crops like rice and maize, the state is famous for fruits like oranges(Khasi Mandarin), pineapple, etc. , temperate fruits like plum peaches and pears and also popular cash crops which are traditionally cultivated. The short staple cotton cultivated in Meghalaya is regarded as best in the world. The state Government is now laying emphasis on non-traditional crops such as oil seeds, cashew nut, tea and coffee, orchids and commercial flowers. Hence, the potential for agro based industries in Meghalaya is phenomenal.

Food & Fruit Processing Industries:

  1. Mushroom
  2. Tea Processing
  3. Fruit Processing
  4. Ginger dehydration & ginger processing
  5. Cashew nut processing
  6. Spice oleoresins
  7. Tomato based Products
  8. Starch and starch-based products
  9. Processing of potato into potato chips
  10. Manufacture of industrial alcohol from tapioca/ maize & potato tuber
  11. Soya milk
  12. Slaughterhouse and meat processing plant
  13. Setting up of poultry centre for production of 10 million eggs



  1. To augment the capacity of food processors working in unorganized sector and upscale their operations through capital infusion, technology transfer, skill up-gradation and handholding support.
  2. To support established self- help groups working in food processing sector and facilitate them to achieve S.M.E. status
  3. Capacity development and skill up-gradation through institutional training to ensure sustainable employment opportunities to the people and also to reduce the gap in requirement and availability of skilled manpower in food processing sector
  4. To raise the standards of food safety and hygiene to globally accepted norms
  5. To assist food processing industries in achieving H.A.C.C.P. and I.S.O. certification
  6. To augment farm gate infrastructure, supply chain logistic, storage and processing capacity
  7. To provide better support systems to organized food processing sector
  8. The Ministry of Food Processing Industry(M.F.P.I.), Government of India has launched the National Mission on Food Processing (N.M.F.P.) during 12th plan (2012-2013) for implementation through State/U.Ts. The initiatives under N.M.F.P. aims in sustainable development of food processing sector through better coverage for larger number of beneficiaries and to ensure requisite growth impetus and value addition to the sector. Under the Programme, the following four main schemes will be implemented;
  1. Scheme for Technology Up-gradation / Establishment/ Modernization of Food Processing units
  2. Scheme for Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure for Non-Horti. Products
  3. Scheme for Human Resource Development(H.R.D.).
  1. Creation of Infrastructure Facilities for Running Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate Course in Food Processing Technology
  2. Entrepreneurship Development Program (E.D.P.)
  3. Food Processing Training Centre(F.P.T.C.)

Promotional Activities

  1. Organizing Seminar/Workshops
  2. Conducting Studies/Surveys
  3. Support to Exhibitions/Fairs
  4. Advertisement & Publicity

District Level Industrial Exhibition:

The department ones a year organized exhibition that show case the various products manufactured by enterprises in the district. This exhibition cum sales event enables the enterprises to develop contacts with consumers which give them the opportunity to expand their sales network and further enhancement of their production activity

E.M.Ps/ E.D.Ps/ Awareness Programme:

Towards motivation of the local people and to create an industrial aware atmosphere, the Department organised Entrepreneurial Motivation Programmes (EMPs), Entrepreneurial Development Programmes (EDPs) and Awareness Programmes in different areas of the district.


M.S.M.E Registration is done in two stages:

  1. Entrepreneurs Memorandum Part I
  2. Entrepreneurs Memorandum Part II

Entrepreneurs Memorandum Part I

When an Industrial Project is under proposal or, in preliminary stage. Any undertaking project which requires assistance from financial institutions/ Banks or to avail any other government schemes or assistance has to apply for this registration to the General Manager, DCIC.

It is valid for a period of two years.

Prerequisite for entrepreneurs to obtain other necessary documents from various agencies as well as to obtain financial assistances from Financial Institutions.


Entrepreneurs Memorandum Part II

When effective steps have already been taken up towards implementation of the projects and it is ready to go into production or when a unit is already existing and functioning, then this registration can be applied to the General Manager, DCIC that will enable the enterprise to avail the various incentives mentioned under the State Industrial Policy.

Obtained from the DCIC after the unit starts functioning.

Enables the units to claim various incentive schemes provide by the state Govt. as well as central Government.

Government Subsidy & Incentives Scheme
Meghalaya Industrial Incentive Scheme, 1997

  1. Capital Investment Subsidy @ 15 % subject to a ceiling of Rs. 3.5 lakhs
    e.g. amount spent on construction of working shed, plant and machinery & fixed assets.
  2. Development Subsidy @ 10% - e.g. amount paid to MeSEB for drawal of line from main line, amount paid to local Municipal Board for permission etc.
    Subsidy on Feasibility Study and Project Reports @ 100% of the actual cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000/-
  3. Local Employment Promotion Grant

    Realistic Wage Bill


    1. @ 30% of the realistic wage bills per annum
    2. For a maximum period of 3 years only from the date of entertainment
    3. Subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 0.5 lakhs per annum
    4. Units with either investment on plant and machinery exceeding Rs. 5 lakhs or number of employees in manufacturing sector exceeding 20 numbers

    Training Cost of Local Tribal Employee

    @ 50% of the training cost. The trainees have to be absorbed in the units failing which the amount of subsidy is to be refunded. The training institute should be approved by the State Goverment.

  4. Interest Subsidy


    1. 4% on term loan only
    2. Subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- per month
    3. For a period of 5 years from the date of disbursement of the term loan
    4. Power Subsidy Subsidy of Power Generating Set @ 50% of cost of power generation set subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000/-. The subsidy can be availed only once by an eligible unit.
      Subsidy on Drawal of Power Line @ 100% of cost incurred subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh. Eligible for 1 KV and above only.
      Subsidy on Drawal of Service Connection @ 50% of the actual cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 20,000/-.

West Jaintia Hills District Units Registration 2008-2012

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