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What is CMEGP Scheme?


Government of Maharashtra has approved the introduction of a new credit linked subsidy programme called Chief Minister Employment Generation Programme (CMEGP) for generation of employment opportunities through establishment of Micro & Small Enterprises (project cost limited to Rs. 50 lacs) in rural as well as urban areas in the state.

The CMEGP scheme of would have a 30% reservation for women entrepreneurs.



Highlights of CMEGP Scheme :






Eligibility criteria for CMEGP Scheme:


  • Individual between 18 to 45 years of age.
  • The candidate who is interested in self-employment.
  • For Special category (including SC/ST/Women/Ex-servicemen/Differently abled) age is relaxed by 5 years.
  • Assistance under the Scheme is available only for new micro small enterprises projects/ventures limited to Rs.50 lacs.
  • The required educational criteria for the applicant are minimum 7th standard pass and for project.
  • Units above Rs.25 lakh the required educational criteria for the applicant is minimum 10th standard pass. The applicants should also preferably possess respective / relevant skills required for the project.
  • Those candidates who are availing the benefit of any other scheme of the State Government will not be eligible for the scheme.



Eligible Units under CMEGP Scheme:







Project Cost under CMEGP Scheme:






Quantum and Nature of Financial Assistance, funding under CMEGP:





Documents Required for the CMEGP Scheme:


  • Birth certificate/School Leaving certificate.
  • Age certificate of applicant.
  • Pan card of the Applicant.
  • Educational Qualification certificate of applicant.
  • Project report /Business plan.
  • Photo of Applicant.
  • Aadhaar card of the applicant.
  • Industry documents relating to business premises (preliminary agreement on plain paper)(Industry document registered after bank approval must be submitted to the bank itself ).
  • Certificate (SC/ST)
  • Supplementary certificate( for special classes/disabled/ex-servicemen)
  • Promise letter (undertaking) in the self signed prescribed pattern.




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