Schemes of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation
The National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) is implementing various schemes for the socio-economic development of the ‘backward sections’ amongst the notified minorities. The schemes are being implemented through the State Channelising Agencies (SCAs) nominated by the respective State Governments/UT Administration.
Categorisation of Beneficiaries
The NMDFC categorises the beneficiaries under two categories, They are:
- Credit Line-1: For those with the annual family income 98,000 for rural areas & Rs.1.20 lacs for urban areas.
- Credit Line-2: For those with higher annual family income eligibility criterion of up to Rs.6.00 Lacs.
Schemes of NMDFC
The various credit schemes like Term Loan, Micro Finance, Education Loan and Mahila Samridhi Yojana are introduced to enhance the livelihood opportunities by promoting income generation activities.
Mahila Samridhi Yojana:
Skill development training is imparted to a group of women in women-friendly trades under the scheme and a stipend @ Rs.1,000 is available for each woman during the training period.
During the period of training, the women are formed into Self Help Group, followed by infusion of micro-credit maximum up to Rs.1.00 lacs per member for the purpose of using the skill developed during the training, for income generation activities.
NMDFC is implementing promotional schemes like Vocational Training & Marketing Support for with preference to women beneficiaries.
Vocational Training Scheme
Under the Kaushal Se Kushalta scheme skill development training programs of 200 to 250 hrs duration are organized and Stipend of Rs.1,000 per candidate per month is provided. The schemes guarantee placement of minimum 70% candidates trained under the scheme.
Marketing Assistance Scheme
The Marketing Assistance Scheme envisages promoting sale & marketing of their products at remunerative prices through participation /organizing exhibitions at State/District level.
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