The targets set for the Eleventh Plan for the Micro & Small Enterprises (MSE) sector provide for increasing the production (at current price) and employment from Rs.6,82,613 crore and 322.28 lakh persons in 2007-08 to Rs.13,98,803 crore and 391.73 lakh persons in the terminal year (2011-12) of the Plan period, respectively. As per the provisional estimates of production and employment in MSE sector for the year 2008-09 (latest available), the targets for 2008-09 have been achieved. For achieving the targets, the Government has been implementing various schemes/programmes, major of which include Credit Guarantee Scheme, Cluster Development Programme, Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, Market Development Assistance, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme & Skill Development Programme.
The funds allocated and utilized by the Ministry of MSME during the first four years of XIth Five Year Plan are: The funds are allocated Scheme-wise and not state-wise:
The Ministry of MSME is earmarking 10% of total outlay for women entrepreneurs. The Ministry has also been implementing specific schemes focused on women viz. Mahila Coir Yojana and Trade Related Entrepreneurial Assistance & Development (TREAD) Scheme. Also, special dispensations are given for women entrepreneurs under various other schemes viz. Skill Development Programme, Credit Guarantee Scheme, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme and Cluster Development Programmes.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha