Main Schemes of SIDBI

    National Equity Fund Scheme which provides equity support to small entrepreneurs setting up projects in Tiny Sector.
    Technology Development & Modernisation Fund Scheme for providing finance to existing SSI units for technology upgradation/modernisation.
    Single Window Scheme to provide both term loan for fixed assets and loan for working capital capital through the same agency.
    Composite Loan Scheme for equipment and/or working capital and also for worksheds to artisans, village and cottage industries in Tiny Sector.
    Mahila Udyam Nidhi (MUN) Scheme provides equity support to women entrepreneurs for setting up projects in Tiny Sector.
    Scheme for financing activities relating to marketing of SSI products which provides assistance for undertaking various marketing related activities such as marketing research, R&D, product upgradation, participation in trade fairs and exhibitions, advertising branding, establishing distribution networks including show room, retail outlet, wears-housing facility, etc.
    Equipment Finance Scheme for acquisition of machinery/equipment including Diesel Generator Sets which are not related to any specific project.
    Venture Capital Scheme to encourage SSI ventures/sub- contracting units to acquire capital equipment, as also requisite technology for building up of export capabilities/import substitution including cost of total quality management and acquisition of ISO-9000 certification and for expansion of capacity.
    ISO 9000 Scheme to meet the expenses on consultancy, documentation, audit, certification fee, equipment and calibrating instruments required for obtaining ISO 9000 certification.
    Micro Credit Scheme to meet the requirement of well managed Voluntary Agencies that are in existence for at least 5 years; have a good track record and have established network and experience in small savings-cum-credit programmes with Self Help Groups (SHGs) individuals.

    New Schemes

    (i) To enhance the export capabilities of SSI units.
    (ii) Scheme for Marketing Assistance.
    (iii) Infrastructure Development Scheme.
    (iv) Scheme for acquisition of ISO 9000 certification.
    (v) Factoring Services and
    (vi) Bills Re-discounting Scheme against inland supply bills of SSIs.

    Major schemes

    1. Technology Development & Modernisation Fund

    SIDBI has set up Technology Development & Modernisation Fund (TDMF) scheme for direct assistance of small sale industries to encourage existing industrial units in the sector, to modernise their production facilities and adopt improved and updated technology so as to strengthen their export capabilities. Assistance under the scheme is available for meeting the expenditure on purchase of capital equipment acquisition of technical know-how, upgradation of process technology and  products with thrust on quality improvement, improvement in packaging and cost of TQM and acquisition of ISO-9000 series certification.

    SIDBI in July 1996 had permitted SFCs and promotional banks to grant loans for modernisation projects costing upto Rs. 50 lakhs. The Coverage of the TDMF scheme has been enlarged w.e.f. 1.9.1997. Non-exporting units and units which are graduating out of SSI sector are now eligible to avail assistance under this scheme.

    2. National Equity Fund

    National Equity Fund (NEF) under Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) provides equity type assistance to SSI units, tiny units at five per cent service charges. The scope of this scheme was widened in 2000-01 raising the limit of loan from Rs. 6.25 lakhs to Rs. 10 lakhs and project cost limit from Rs. 25 lakhs to Rs. 50 lakhs.

    (a) The following are eligible for assistance under the scheme:-

    1. New projects in tiny and small scale sectors for manufacture, preservation or processing of goods irrespective of the location (except for the units in Metropolitan areas).

    2. Existing tiny and small scale industrial units and service enterprises as mentioned above (including those which have availed of NEF assistance earlier), undertaking expansion, modernisation, technology upgradation and diversification irrespective of location (except in Metropolitan areas).

    3. Sick units in the tiny and small scale sectors including service enterprises as mentioned above, which are considered potentially viable, irrespective of the location of the units (except for the units in Metropolitan areas).

    4. All industrial activities and service activities (except Road Transport Operators).

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    (b) Project cost (including margin money for working capital) should not exceed Rs. 50 lakhs in the case of new projects in the case of existing units and service enterprises, the outlay on expansion/modernisation/technology upgradation or diversification or rehabilitation should not exceed Rs. 50 lakhs per project.

    (c) There is no change in the existing level of promoters' contribution at 10% of the project cost. However, the ceiling on soft loan assistance under the Scheme has been enhanced from the present level of 15% lakh per project to 25% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 10 lakhs per project.

    (d) 30% of the investment is earmarked for tiny units.