About the Scheme
The government approved the continuation of Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beyond the 12th Plan period for three years to 2019-20 with a total outlay of Rs 5,500 crore. The scheme will create sustainable estimated employment opportunities for 15 lakh persons in three financial years.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
"A minimum target of 75 projects/district is awarded to all districts of the country to achieve inclusive growth. Higher rate of subsidy (25-35 per cent) will be applicable for women, SC/ST, OBC, Physically Disabled, NER applicants in rural areas," an official statement said.
Who can apply?