Mahila Coir Yojana
This topic provides information about Mahila Coir Yojana.
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.
- Not more than one artisan per household would be eligible to receive assistance under the scheme.
- Women artisans need to have successfully completed training programme in spinning of coir yarn through any of the training centers of the Coir Board.
The financial assistance for procurement of machines/equipments may be obtained under PMEGP scheme for setting up of new coir units for which the maximum project cost is upto Rs.25 lakhs.
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