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Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme (ESDP)

Ministry Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)
Related Scheme Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme (ESDP)
Description It is an entrepreneurship scheme that nurtures the talent of youth by enlightening them on several aspects of industrial or commercial activity that are required for setting up MSEs
Nature of assistance
  • Industrial Motivational Campaign (IMC): One – two day activity, for 50-100 persons within an expenditure of Rs 20,000
  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Programmes (EAPs): Two week activity with an intake capacity of 25 persons, within expenditure limit of Rs. 50,000
  • Entrepreneurship-cum-skill Development Programmes (E-SDP): Six weeks activity aimed at conducting special entrepreneurship development programmes for new livelihood enterprise creation and rural enterprise development. The intake capacity for the programme is 25 participants with an expenditure limited to Rs 1,25,000
  • Management Development Programmes (MDP) and Mega Events: One week activity aimed at capacity building of MSMEs. The intake capacity of the programme is limited to 25 participants within an expenditure limited to Rs. 50,000. Mega events is considered for larger audience at national level.
Who can apply? Youths representing different sections of the society including SC/ST/Women, Physically Handicapped, Ex-servicemen and Below Poverty Line (BPL) persons and existing MSMEs.
How to apply? ESDP Programmes are implemented through MSME- DIs/TCs/Other IAs.
Whom to contact MSME-Development Institute

MSME-Technology Centres under Office of Development Commissioner MSME

  Scheme Guidelines https://msme.gov.in/sites/default/files/Up-Scaled-ESDP-Guidelines.pdf