The District unit of the department of MSME is located in the A.R. Line Road, of
HIGHGROUND, TIRUNELVELI. ( Phone No. 0462 – 2572162, 2572384. email id. dicnellai[at]gmail[dot]com)
The District Industries Centre takescare of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
of the district by providing incentives and by providing financial assistance to
aspiring and existing entrepreneurs
Various incentives offered to MSMES as announced in the MSME policy 2008 are.
New enterprises and existing enterprises going for expansion/diversification are
eligible for a subsidy of 15% of investment made in plant and machinery. Selected
micro manufacturers located anywhere in the district and selected small manufacturing
enterprises located only in the backward blocks and in Government sponsored industrial
estates are eligible for this subsidy.
Subsidy of 20% of the consumption of electricity charges is reimbursed as LTPT Subsidy
for the first three years of production. All the manufactures ( not in the negative
list ) and by the small manufactures located in the industrially backward blocks
and in Government sponsored industrial estates and Enterprises taking up expansion
are also eligible to avail this subsidy .
All micro manufacturers are given reimbursement of 100% of their VAT payment made
to Commercial Taxes Department during the first six years of production -subject
to a maximum of their investment in plant and machines.
Enterprises taking up expansion /verification are also eligible to avail this subsidy
All manufacturing enterprises installing generators of rating up to 320 KVA are
eligible for 25% of the cost of the generators ( not more than Rs.5.00 Lakhs Only)
as Generator subsidy.
3% of the amount of interest paid by entrepreneurs the banks against their T.L.
obtained for under GTMSE and TUF (CLCSS) schemes is reimbursed as Back Ended interest
Entrepreneurs desirous of setting up their enterprise can avail E.M. acknowledgement
Part I and entrepreneurs who have commenced their commercial production can avail
their E.M. acknowledgement Part II online through: www.msmeonline.tn.gov.in
The above applications can be downloaded from:www.dictirunelveli.in
District Industries Centre offers financial assistance to young entrepreneurs under
2 schemes viz.
This scheme of self employment loan envisages financial assistance to aspiring unemployed
youth through banks for a maximum project cost of Rs.5 lakhs for manufacturing enterprises,
Rs.3 lakhs for service enterprises and Rs.1 lakh for business enterprises.
Any one in the age group of 18 to 35, Passed 8th Standard and with a family income
of less than Rs.1,50,000/- Per.Annum is eligible to avail this loan.
Age relaxation of 10 years is admissible for special category applicants belonging
to anyone of the categories of women, SC/ST, differently abled, transgender, Ex-service
persons, minorities, OBC and BC.
The project cost is inclusive of 5% / 10% of contribution from the applicant and
15% of the project cost is given as subsidy from Government of Tamil Nadu and a
mandatory training of one week period is imparted by EDI, Chennai.
This is a novel scheme of self employment introduced by the Government of Tamil
Nadu during the year 2013.
First generation entrepreneurs with minimum educational qualification of a degree,
diploma or I.T.I. are eligible to avail loan under this scheme through banks.
Aspirants aged between 21 to 35 with the said educational qualifications can avail
loans for setting up manufacturing and service enterprises involving project cost
up to Rs. 1.Crore.
The promoter’s contribution is 10% of the project cost and a subsidy of 25% of the
project cost subject to a maximum of Rs.25 lakhs is included in the project out
For special category applicants belonging to the categories of women, SC/ST Ex-serviceman,
differently abled, minorities, MBC, BC and trans-gender, the upper age limit is
45 years and the promoters contribution is 5%.
In order to promote the growth of SMEs infrastructural support is extended to the
entrepreneurs through SIDCO, SIPCOT and SEZ. as detailed below.
Industrial Growth Centre, Gangaikondan - SIPCOT.(www.sipcot.com) is located at about
17 KMs from Tirunelveli in a village called Gangaikondan at an area of 2073.86 acres.
As on January 2013 there are 13 units functioning at an area of 174.87 acres and
8 units are under construction at about 594.38 acres in Gangaikondan growth Centre.
The details of land cost and availability of plots are available with the project
officer SIPCOT who can be contacted in Mobile No.9444227252
To cater to the needs of the entrepreneurs SIDCO has developed three Industrial
Estates at Pettai (Tirunelveli), Kesavaneri (Vallioor), Mangalapuram, (Kadayanallur)
The details of land cost and availability of plots are available with the branch
manager who can be contacted in Mobile No.98945 85894
Sipcot has promoted a multiproduct SEZ at Nangunari called AMRL High Tech City Ltd.
The Details of which can be had at Mobile No. 98409 66920 / 94878 05444. or through
Web Address. www.amrlitc.com