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Mahila Coir Yojana


  1. Coverage of the scheme
  2. Eligibility
  3. Subsidy provided
  4. How to apply

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.


Coverage of the scheme

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.



  1. Not more than one artisan per household would be eligible to receive assistance under the scheme.
  2. Women artisans need to have successfully completed training programme in spinning of coir yarn through any of the training centers of the Coir Board.


Subsidy provided

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


How to apply

To access the application form and complete guidelines, click here. To get the contact details of Regional and Sub-regional centres of Coir Board,  click here.

To apply online, click here.

Source : Coir Board

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