Exclusive schemes for Punjab

Mai Bhago Istri Shakti Scheme
The scheme is implemented in order to strengthen women especially in rural areas in single/ individual capacity or clusters or groups. The objective of the scheme is to strengthen their income generating activities through proper training at convenient places, hassle free credit and assistance.

The scheme also envisages creation of backward & forward networks by creating a supply chain for the purpose of providing raw material to women entrepreneurs with the help of apex/ state level organizations. It will also provide facilities for better marketing of products made by such self employed women through the network of primary societies as well as the apex/ state organizations like WEAVCO, MARKFED & MILKFED. The scheme also envisages seeking and taking financial assistance, grants, and subsidies from state and central organizations like KVIC, KVIB as well as Mahila Kosh etc.

Punjab Small Industries & Export Corporation Ltd
Punjab Small Industries Export Corporation limited was established in 1962 with the aim of supporting the individual in his endeavour to set up his own industrial unit and assist him and his small-scale industry to grow in Punjab. Today PSIEC Ltd. has grown to become a Rs. 2000 million profit making corporation, with a committed workforce of about 1000 people. The corporation assist in infrastructure development, in distribution of raw materials, promotion of exports from state, provides marketing assistance to small scale industries & show casing & developing handicrafts through training & marketing finished products. As PSIEC Ltd. works hand in hand with the individual in the 21st century, it envisages a border role for itself in laying the infrastructure for the industrial development in Punjab.

Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board
Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board was established by the Punjab Government on 25th October 1956 under Section 3(1) of the Punjab Khadi and Village industries Board Act 1955. It is a statutory body. The Board consists of not more than 15 members appointed by the Government which includes Chairman, Vice Chairman, Member Secretary, Joint Secretary and other official/non-official members. The Board holds its ordinary meetings once in every three months. The Board operates in the state through its District Offices located at various District Headquarters of the state.

Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT)
The department of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Punjab, established Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, in 1995, for producing trained professionals in the arena of Textile and Garment Industry. An MOU was signed with the National institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi for steering and supporting in the admission procedure, facility recruitment and training as well as curriculum scheduling and upgrading.

Bhartiya Mahila Bank and Punjab National Bank
provide loans to women entrepreneurs for setting up beauty parlour, day care centre or crèche, for setting Micro and small scale enterprises and for setting up food and catering units.