The objective of the programme is to motivate youth representing different sections of the society including SC/ST/Women, differently-abled, Ex-servicemen and BPL persons to consider self employment or entrepreneurship as one of the career options. The ultimate objective is to promote new enterprises, capacity building of existing MSMEs and inculcating entrepreneurial culture in the country. As per scheme guidelines, in EAP and E-SDP there should be overall 40% women participation. The programe includes the following:-
(i) Industrial Motivation Campaigns (IMCs):-Two days Industrial Motivation Campaigns are organized to identify and motivate traditional / non-traditional entrepreneurs having potential for setting up MSEs so as and to lead them towards self-employment. One day IMC for Clusters SPVs/ Industry Associations/ Chambers for propagating schemes for promotion and development of MSMEs.
(ii) Entrepreneurship Awareness Programmes (EAPs):- Entrepreneurship Awareness Programmes are being organized regularly to nurture the talent of youth by enlightening them on various aspects of industrial activity required for setting up MSEs. These EAPs are generally conducted in ITIs, Polytechnics and other technical institutions, where skill is available to motivate them towards self-employment. The course contents of such Entrepreneurship Awareness activities are designed to provide useful information on product/project, selection and project profile preparation, marketing avenues/ techniques, product/service pricing, export opportunities, infrastructure facilities available, financial and financial institutions, cash flow, accounting, product casting etc.
(iii) Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Programme (E-SDP):-Comprehensive training programmes are organized to upgrade skills of prospective entrepreneurs, existing workforce and also develop skills of new workers and technicians of MSEs by organising various technical cum skill development training programmes with the basic objectives to provide training for their skill upgradation and to equip them with better and improved technological skills of production. The specific tailor made programmes for the skill development of socially disadvantaged groups (SC/ST, PH and women) are organized in various regions of the states, including the less developed areas
iv) Management Development Programmes (MDPs):- The objective of imparting training on management practice system is to improve the decision-making capabilities of existing & potential entrepreneurs resulting in higher productivity and profitability. Inputs on a variety of topics of managerial functions are provided to the participants in short duration training programmes. These programmes are of short duration and the curriculum is designed based on the needs of the industry and are customized, if required by the clients
Guideline for Up-Scaled Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Programme (ESDP)" a component of scheme Development of MSMEs