(Outlay: Rs. 1000.00 lakh)
The Provision is for extending assistance to different categories of co-operatives for implementing various employment oriented programmes. The assistance will be in the form of share capital contribution, managerial grant and subsidies and loan.
The outlay is provided to assist the following activities.
a) Share Capital Assistance to Motor Transport Co-operatives View Rule, Auto Rickshaw/Taxi Drivers Co-operative Societies (View Rules) , Labour Contract Co-operative Societies and other employment oriented co-operatives.
b) Revitalization of Literary Co-operatives including SPCS
c) Assistance to Educational Co-operatives View Rules
d) Assistance for conducting State Level “Youth Festival” for the students of Cooperative Colleges.
e) Financial assistance to Co-operative Hospitals/Dispensaries and Hospitals/Dispensaries promoted by Co-operative Societies registered under Cooperative Societies Act as subsidy and share capital as per the rules framed for the purpose.
f) Financial assistance to Apex Federation of Hospital Societies.
g) Assistance to the new Hospital Co-operative Societies/ Dispensaries in Panchayath/ Taluk/ District level.
h) Assistance for starting well equipped Medical Laboratories and Blood Banks through co-operatives. View Rule-1 Rule-2 Rule-3
i) Assistance for starting well equipped soil testing laboratories / Soil testing labs and other laboratories in agriculture.
j) Reimbursement of project preparation cost to ICMs, for the viability project reports on which assistance sanctioned by Govt. /NCDC/RCS/Director of ST to SC/ST societies, women cooperatives and other miscellaneous societies, subject to a maximum of 25% of the preparation cost or `10000/- whichever is lower
k) The scheme also includes the promotion of Tourism through good working Cooperative institutions and assistance to Tourfed (View Rule)
l) Assistance to printing cooperatives for up gradation/ modernization in the form of subsidy and share.
m) Assistance for waste management scheme implemented by the Co-operative Societies.
n) Assistance for establishing cold storage in Suvarnam shops for providing storage facilities for vegetables.
o) Assistance for transgender co-operative societies and societies having transgender as members, for employment generation.