Mahila Coir Yojana
Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY) is the a women oriented self employment programme in the coir industry, which aims to providing self employment to rural women artisans in regions producing coir fibre. The conversion of coir fibre into yarn on motorized ratts in rural households provides scope for large scale employment, improvement in productivity and quality, better working conditions and higher income. The scheme is being implemented by the Government through the Coir Board under its Coir Vikas Yojana.
The scheme is prevalent in coir producing coastal States such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Puducherry, A& N Islands, West Bengal and NE Region.
The details of subsidy allowed for procurement of various spinning equipments are given below.
|Sl No||Machinery items||Beneficiary Contribution||Maximum subsidy allowed (Rs)|
|1||Motorized Ratt||25% of the cost||7,500/ - (75% of the purchasing cost or Rs. 7,500/ - whichever is less)|
|2||Motorized Traditional Ratt||25% of the cost||3,200/ - (75% of the purchasing cost or Rs. 3,200/ - whichever is less)|
|3||Electronic Ratt||25% of the cost||3,200/ - (75% of the purchasing cost or Rs. 3,200/ - whichever is less)|
The motorized ratt/ motorized traditional ratt / electronic ratt purchased by utilizing the subsidy under the scheme shall conform to the IS standards for its spare parts and motors.
The Board will also provide following machineries under MCY scheme in subsidised rate to the women candidates who have successfully completed the training programme. The subsidy proposed is 75 % of the cost of equipment /machinery subject to maximum of Rs.7,500/-. The balance fund has to be raised by the beneficiary.
|Sl No||Machinery items||
rate in Rs.
|Maximum subsidy allowed (Rs)|
|1||Anugraha Loom for weaving coir Geo textiles & matting||45,000||7,500/ -|
|2||Cotton Handloom Stitching machine & accessories for manufacturing Janatha Mattress||45,000||7,500/ -|
|3||Willowing machine||35,000||7,500/ -|
|4||Manufacture of all type of frame mats, SS dye Vatt 10 kg 1 no., Salem charka 2 sets)||45,000||7,500/ -|
|5||Single head automatic yarn spinning (Vajra)||50,000||7,500/ -|
|6||Brush making unit with twisted wire||45,000||7,500/ -|
|7||Hand press garden articles making unit||50,000||7,500/ -|
|8||Coir wood moulded articles manufacturing unit||50,000||7,500/ -|
|9||Coir pith compost unit with accessories||50,000||7,500/ -|
|10||Coir handicraft and jewellery manufacturing unit with accessories including dye vatt||50,000||7,500/ -|
|11||Unit for Stitching of Coir Bags/Umbrella/Jacket/Chapels/Curtain etc.||50,000||7,500/ -|
|12||Coir craft Article making unit||50,000||7,500/ -|
|13||Manual Dyeing / Bleaching Unit||50,000||7,500/ -|
|14||Mats/ Matting Unit||50,000||7,500/ -|
|15||Kitchen garden Unit kit (using Coir pith) with accessories||10,000||7,500/ -|
|16||Coco Pole and Pot making Unit||50,000||7,500/ -|
|17||Any other unit or machinery developed/ approved by the Board suitable to create employment to women entrepreneurs, but not covered under any other scheme||Amount will be fixed by the Board after proper evaluation||75 % of cost of machinery subject to a maximum of Rs.7500|
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Source : Coir Board