Physical During (2016-17)

Women Beneficiaries

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Financial During (2016-17)

Rs in Crore

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Physical Upto (2015-16)

MSEs Units

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Financial Upto (2015-16)

Rs in Crore

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1. Aadhaar Number - 12 digit Aadhaar number issued to the applicant should be filled in the appropriate field

2. Name of Owner- The applicant should fill his/her name strictly as mentioned on the Aadhaar Card issued by UIDAI. E.g. if Raj Pal Singh has his name as Raj P. Singh, the same should accordingly be entered if the name does not match with the Aadhar Number, the applicant will not be able to fill the form further.

To Validate Aadhar:-

1. Validate Aadhar- The applicant must click on Validate Aadhaar button for verification of Aadhaar, after that only user can fill the form further.

2. Reset- The applicant can click on reset button to clear the field of Aadhaar No and Name of the owner for different Aadhaar.

Know about this scheme :-

Related Scheme Guidelines on Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD) Scheme for Women for 12th Plan
Description Guidelines on Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD) Scheme for Women for 12th Plan
Nature of assistance
Who can apply? All MSMEs with EM registration.
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Experience has revealed that apart from counseling and training, delivery of credit poses the most serious problem for the poor women. Since such women will not be able to have an easy access to credit, it has also been envisaged that the credit will be made available to applicant woman through NGOs who would be capable of handling funds in an appropriate manner. These NGOs will not only handle the disbursement of such loans needed by women but would also provide them adequate counseling & training for taking up productive activities. The focal point of the scheme is to provide grant assistance to the nodal NGO which has been sanctioned bank loan for passing through the same to eligible women for taking up non-farm activities.

Activities and Salient features
1.1 Credit
There is a provision for Government of India Grant up to 30% of the loan/ credit maximum up to Rs. 30.00 lakh as appraised by lending institution/ banks. The lending institutions/ banks would finance loan assistance for women through NGO for undertaking non-farm activities , who usually have no easy access to credit from banks due to cumbersome procedures and because of their inability to provide adequate security demanded by banks in the form of collaterals. GOI Grant and the loan portion from the lending agencies to assist such women shall be routed through NGOs engaged in assisting poor women through income generating activities. While the loan amount will be passed on to women beneficiaries, the Grant shall be utilized by the NGOs for activities accepted as grant activities in the appraisal report of the lending agency and capacity building of the NGOs. NGO which has been selected for Government Grant will not be considered for GoI grant again in the subsequent two years from the date of release of GoI grant .

1.2 Training & Counseling
Training organizations viz. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Development Institutes (MSME-DIs), Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs), NIMSME, NIESBUD and NGOs conducting training programmes for empowerment of women beneficiaries identified under the scheme would be provided a grant upto maximum limit of Rs. 1.00 lakh per programme provided such institutions also bring their share to the extent of minimum 25% of the Government grant and 10% in case of NER, subject to the condition that applications from NER are recommended by NSIC/ IIE , Guwahati.

1.3 Eliciting Information on Related Needs
Institutions such as Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs), NIMSME, NIESBUD, IIE, MSME-DIs, EDIs sponsored by State Govt. and any other suitable institution of repute will be provided need based Government grant limited up to Rs. 5.00 lakh per project primarily for undertaking activities aiming at empowerment of women such as field surveys, research studies, evaluation studies, designing of training modules, etc. covered under the scheme.


S. No Year GoI Grant Released / Expenditure(Rs. in Lakh) No. of Women Benefited
1 2004-05 to 2011-12 630.09 28023
2 2012-13 138.79 11168
3 2013-14 233.40 5455
4 2014-15 254.20 8265
5 2015-16 200.00 3560
6 2016-17 0 0
Total 1456.48 56471

Flow of Scheme

Last updated date : 14/06/2016