In­cu­ba­tion Cen­tres for Tex­tile and Ap­parel In­dus­try:

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To pro­mote the sec­tor, the gov­ern­ment has in­tro­duced in­cu­ba­tion cen­tres to push the start-ups and first gen­er­a­tion en­trepreneurs. The scheme tack­les the dif­fi­cul­ties faced by new en­trepreneurs to speed up the process of set­ting up busi­nesses and fo­cus on pro­duc­tion. Un­der the scheme, in­cu­ba­tion cen­tres are set up in tex­tile parks with a max­i­mum num­ber of three cen­tres in one park. who & how: Group of en­trepreneurs, in­dus­try as­so­ci­a­tions, de­vel­op­ers of tex­tile parks, state gov­ern­ment, in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment cor­po­ra­tions, and spe­cial pur­pose ve­hi­cles backed by the Min­istry of Tex­tile can set up these in­cu­ba­tion cen­tres. These agen­cies pro­vide fac­tory area as well as plant and ma­chin­ery to each ben­e­fi­ciary us­ing the in­cu­ba­tor. On the other hand, the gov­ern­ment pro­vides one hun­dred per cent grant in aid to the im­ple­ment­ing agency that pro­vides the in­fra­struc­ture sup­port, although the cost should not ex­ceed Rs 4 crore per ben­e­fi­ciary and Rs 12 crore per in­cu­ba­tor. who & what: Any­one with a de­gree or diploma in tex­tile, ap­parel and fash­ion de­sign, or new en­tre­pre­neur can avail the scheme which in­volves the fol­low­ing ben­e­fits:

Skill De­vel­op­ment: The ben­e­fi­ciary gets RS 20 lakh to­ward a three-month train­ing of 200 work­ers, fol­low­ing the norms set un­der In­te­grated Skill De­vel­op­ment Schemes of Tex­tile Min­istry.

en­trepreneur­ship de­vel­op­ment:

Each ben­e­fi­ciary gets Rs 1 lakh for train­ing on en­tre­pre­neur­ial de­vel­op­ment.

De­sign and prod­uct de­vel­op­ment:

Each ben­e­fi­ciary gets Rs 5 lakh for train­ing on prod­uct de­sign and de­vel­op­ment.

Do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional fair par­tic­i­pa­tion: The ben­e­fi­cia­ries get a grant of Rs 5 lakh for their par­tic­i­pa­tion to three do­mes­tic and one in­ter­na­tional tex­tile fair.

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