The following schemes have been notified:
1.Subvention to the apex body, district or taluka level association of Scheduled Tribes for administration and nodal purposes for implementing non-farm sector activities;
2.Entrepreneurship Development Programme and Establishment of Entrepreneurship Development Institute for Scheduled Tribes;
3.Marketing assistance to Scheduled Tribes handicrafts artisans;
4.Subvention to industrial and handicraft multipurpose co-operative societies (non-farm sector);
5.50% subsidy on machines for Scheduled Tribe artisans and entrepreneurs;
6.Organising technical workshops to upgrade the product profile of handicrafts done by Scheduled tribes;
7.Providing industrial plots to Scheduled Tribes entrepreneurs at 20% subsidy;
8.75% loan without any interest.
All tribal associations registered under the Co-operative Societies Act and Tribal Societies dealing with non-farm sector are eligible to apply for the above mentioned schemes.
Further details may be collected from Development – II section of Directorate of Industries, Trade & Commerce at Udyog Bhavan, Panjim or may call on 091-0832-2420787.