Micro Enterprises Promotion Programmes

Skilling & promoting rural enterprise

  • Micro Enterprises Promotion Programme (MEPP)
  • [Erstwhile Rural Industries Programme]


  • enterprise promotion and hand-holding
  • facilitate financial tie-up with the formal banking sector


Target  Beneficiaries
  • potential rural entrepreneurs
  • it is an on-going long term programme
  • reputed national level institutions viz. EDII, IIE, TCOs etc.
  • implemented in 124 districts in 26 States
  • Cumulatively, about 41,500 enterprises have been promoted
  • Have generated employment opportunities for about 1.07 lakh persons mainly belonging to underprivileged section of the society.
  • addresses one of the major problems of rural unemployment through skill training and use of latent rural resources