Financial Support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme

In a bid to support the Make in India campaign, the government has launched a new scheme namely Financial Support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme.The scheme is an extensive drive to create proper awareness in MSMEs about ZED manufacturing and motivate them for assessment of their enterprise for ZED and support them.

Who can be benefited?  Manufacturing Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

What is Zero Defect Zero Effect? The slogan “Zero Defect Zero Effect” was given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it signifies two things: Production mechanisms wherein products have no defects. Production process which has zero adverse environmental and ecological effects.

What is the Scheme? Ministry of MSME will subsidize* 80% of Micro, 60% of Small, 50% of Medium Enterprises’ ZED Certification Fee.

What are the objectives of the Scheme?

The scheme envisages promotion of Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) manufacturing amongst MSMEs and ZED Assessment for their certification with the following objectives:

  • Developing an Ecosystem for Zero Defect Manufacturing in MSMEs.
  • To promote adaptation of Quality tools/systems and Energy Efficient manufacturing.
  • To enable MSMEs for manufacture of quality products.
  • To encourage MSMEs to constantly upgrade their quality standards in products and processes.
  • To drive manufacturing with adoption of Zero Defect production processes and without impacting the environment.
  • To support ‘Make in India’ campaign.
  • To develop professionals in the area of ZED manufacturing and certification.

What are the Benefits of the Scheme to MSMEs?

  • Credible & reliable vendor database: ZED will ensure that the companies investing in India have a ready-made & reliable vendor base to support their activities the MSMEs rated under ZED Certification Scheme.
  • Reducing negative effect on our environment: Enhanced environment consciousness making them “Responsible Manufacturers”
  • Awards & Rewards: Department of MSME & Export Promotion may develop an award & reward system for high performing ZED units. They will be recognized nationally which will help them to showcase themselves globally
  • Aligning with best practices: MSMEs will get an opportunity to do benchmark study and learn the best practices across the globe under the ambit of ZED Certification Scheme
  • Global Competitiveness: Enhanced competitiveness of the vendors in the global marketplace so that goods manufactured have no defects and thus leveraging the benefits of quality & cost optimization
  • Visibility & brand recognition: “ZED Mark” to enable an MSME to be seen as a company with a leverage over non-rated MSME units.

Nature of assistance:

How to Apply?

As per the application Annexure-3 in the scheme guidelines at apply to NMIU/Concerned MSME-DIs for participating under the scheme for availing the benefits. MSMEs may register free of cost.

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