MSMEs with minimum Bronze certification are eligible to apply for handholding support. A provision of up to Rs. 5 Lakhs (per MSME) has been made available for handholding and consultancy support for MSMEs under ZED Certification for assisting them to move towards Zero Defect Zero Effect solutions. Out of this, an amount upto Rs. 2 Lakhs to be utilized for handholding support (as needed) through consulting organizations and up to Rs. 3 Lakhs may be utilized towards technology upgradation for moving towards zero effect solutions/pollution control measures/cleaner technology.The utilization of the Financial Support of upto Rs. 3,00,000/- for moving towards zero effect solutions will be subject to Consultant’s recommendations, verification by respective MSME-DI and approval by the PMAC.

The Ministry will subsidize the handholding support and technology upgradation financial support for moving towards zero effect solutions, as follows:

  • Micro Enterprises: 80%
  • Small Enterprises: 60%
  • Medium Enterprises: 50%

Additional Subsidy:

  1. There will be an additional subsidy of 10% for the MSMEs owned by Women/SC/ST Entrepreneurs OR MSMEs in NER/Himalayan/LWE/Island territories/aspirational districts.
  2. In addition to above, there will be an additional subsidy of 5% for MSMEs which are also a part of the SFURTI OR Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) of the Ministry.