Skill Upgradation and Quality Improvement and Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY)


Ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises


The scheme is for training the personnel for the cadres of supervisors/instructors/ artisans to meet the requirement of skilled manpower for the development of coir industry. Transfer of technology to non-traditional areas through the development of the skill of coir workers is also a provision of the scheme. Training programmes and EDPs (Entrepreneurship Development Programmes) are conducted by the Coir Board through its regional training centres.

Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY), in particular, aims at women empowerment through the provision of spinning equipment at subsidised rates after appropriate skill development training.

Sponsored By

Central Government of India


Skill training to develop coir industry, and provision of spinning equipment to women to empower them


All micro, small and medium exporters, with FoB turnover of less than Rs.2 crore worth coir and coir products in the previous year and micro, small & medium entrepreneurs of coir and coir products, registered with the Coir Board would be eligible for assistance under the scheme, provided they have not availed the facility from any other source for the same purpose or participated three times in the same exhibition to the same destination, with government assistance.



The training programme is for two months duration and a monthly stipend of Rs.750 is now provided to the trainees. The honorarium for the trainer is limited to Rs.5,000 per month. An amount of Rs.250 per head per month is provided as financial assistance to the training sponsoring agency to meet the operational cost.

Under MCY, the Coir Board provides 75% cost of motorised rates/motorised traditional rates as the one-time subsidy, subject to a ceiling of Rs.7,500 in the case of motorised rates and Rs.3,200 for motorised traditional rates.

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Approach to :

By responding to Regional Extension Centre’s announcement

Selection of trainees for in-house training at NCT&DC will be made by inviting applications through advertisements in print and electronic media and through recommendation from the authorities of the coir producing States. Selection of trainees for training programmes conducted at Regional Extension Centres will be made by the officer-in-charge of the centre through sponsoring of candidates by trade associations, unit owners, Industries Department, NGOs, cooperatives, etc.




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