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State Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme under Banglashree for MSMEs

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Classification: Public Sector Scheme

Release Date(s):
22nd April 2023
17th February 2022

Offering: Subsidy/Incentive

Entity Type: State Government

Reading Time: 8 Mins

Ticket Size: ₹ 50Lakhs - ₹ 75Lakhs

Entity Name: State Government of West Bengal Blue

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About this scheme…

State Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme is one of the fiscal incentives provided by provided by State Government of West Bengal as part of their Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs (Banglashree) with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs to set up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across West Bengal resulting in new employment generation and widening the area of operations such that West Bengal emerges as the MSME leader in the country.

Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs is focused on MSMEs in the manufacturing sector alone. Effective on and from April 1, 2020, it shall remain in force for a period of five years ending on March 31, 2025, if not withdrawn or amended earlier. You may read more about Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs here

 

How is it being implemented?

Under Banglashree’s State Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme, direct subsidies are given to Micro & Small Enterprises (MSEs) operating in manufacturing sector.

Furthermore, under this Scheme, additional subsidy is given to MSEs wholly owned by women, SC/ST, and minority community entrepreneurs.

 

What’s on offer?

I. Product

  • Subsidy or concessions towards Fixed Capital Investment (FCI) made for new projects or expansion projects
  • Quantum of subsidy:
    • For women owned Micro Enterprises in:
      • Zone A – 15% of FCI with no upper limit (vis-à- vis nil for entrepreneurs in general category)
      • Zone B – 15% of FCI with no upper limit (vis-à- vis nil for entrepreneurs in general category)
      • Zone C – 30% of FCI with no upper limit (vis-à- vis 25% for entrepreneurs in general category)
      • Zone D – 48% of FCI with no upper limit (vis- à-vis 40% for entrepreneurs in general category)
      • Zone E – 72% of FCI with no upper limit (vis-à- vis 60% for entrepreneurs in general category)
    • For women owned Small Enterprises in:
      • Zone A – 10% of FCI with no upper limit (vis-à- vis nil for entrepreneurs in general category)
      • Zone B – 10% of FCI with no upper limit (vis-à- vis nil for entrepreneurs in general category)
      • Zone C – 18% of FCI upto ₹50 Lakhs (vis-à-vis 15% for entrepreneurs in general category)
      • Zone D – 36% of FCI upto ₹50 Lakhs (vis-à-vis 30% for entrepreneurs in general category)
      • Zone E – 48% of FCI upto ₹75 Lakhs (vis-à-vis 40% for entrepreneurs in general category)
  • Disbursement
    • The entire amount of sanctioned subsidy is likely to be disbursed at one go. For more information on this, please contact District Industries Centre (DIC) in your respective District via means mentioned below

To identify which zonal classification your business fall under, please refer to Page 6 of the Scheme here.

II. Purpose:

III. Borrower Type:

  • Private Sector (Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, LLC, Private Company, Public Company etc.), Cooperative Sector, Joint Sector Undertaking, Companies/Undertakings owned & managed by State Government, Companies/Undertakings owned & managed by Industrial SHGs

IX. Turnaround Time

  • It takes about 100 days for the disbursement of subsidy under this Scheme to come through once the application is submitted with required documents
    • Submission of application to receipt of intimation of approval/rejection – 60 days
    • Receipt of approval to intimation of sanction – 20 days
    • Receipt of sanction to disbursement – 20 days

Interested? Read ahead to check your eligibility….

I. Is yours a Micro or Small Enterprise per the MSMED Act 2006 with an Udyog Aadhaar Registration?

II. Is yours a business in the manufacturing sector and that does not fall in the negative list of industries? Please refer to Page 29 of the Scheme here

III. Is your business located in West Bengal in either of the Zones A, B, C, D or E? To identify which zonal classification your business fall under, please refer to Page 6 of the Scheme here

IV. Is the Fixed Capital Investment (FCI) in Plant & Machinery, for which subsidy is being availed under this Scheme, made after April 1, 2018?

V.

In case your business has commenced commercial production on or post April 1, 2019 and until March 31, 2025, is the subsidy on FCI being availed for a new or expansion project?

OR
In case your business has commenced commercial production before April 1, 2019, is the subsidy on FCI is being availed for an expansion project alone? For information on subsidy eligible on expansion project, please refer to the Definition & Explanation under “Expansion of Existing Enterprise” on Page 2 of the Scheme here

VI.

In case your business has commenced commercial production on or post April 1, 2019 and until March 31, 2025, is the first incentive application under Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs has been/is being made within 12 months from the date of commencement of commercial production or 12 months from the date of notification of Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs (i.e. July 22, 2020), whichever is later?

OR
For timing of application of subsidy under this Scheme for an expansion project for business that has commenced commercial production before April 1, 2019, please contact DIC in your respective District via means mentioned below

VII.

Is the new project or expansion project under question approved before its implementation by (a) any Directorate under the Department of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Textiles, Government of West Bengal, or (b) concerned DIC, or (c) Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (MSME-DI), Government of India, or (d) Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Department, Govt. of West Bengal, or (e) Commercial Banks / Financial Institution (Central and State ) / Co-Operative Banks/Scheduled Banks approved by RBI / Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), financing the project?

OR
In case your new project or expansion project is envisaged to be financed from own sources, can you provide a declaration regarding source of finance supported by a certificate issued by a Chartered Accountant as per Annexure VI of Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs? For Annexure VI, please refer to Page 31 of the Scheme here

VIII. Your business has not availed the claim sought under this Scheme under any other Incentive or Subsidy Scheme of Government of India or State Government?

If your answers to the questions above are an emphatic YES, you are all set to avail Banglashree’s State Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme!

 

You may also read more on the eligibility criteria on Pages 2, 4, 5 and 6 of the Scheme here

 

So…how big is this scheme and what has been done so far?

I. Latest details around Banglashree don’t seem to be available in public domain

II. A budget allocation of ₹100 Crores for fiscal year 2020-21 was made towards the Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs of which State Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme is a part

III. Under the previous avatar of Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs namely, West Bengal Incentive Scheme (WBIS) 2013 for MSMEs which lapsed on March 31, 2018, 520 units had claimed for subsidy

 

So, now, how should you go about it?

I. For submitting application, please register and apply online here

II. For information on application form for the Scheme, list of documentation required, standard operating procedures and timelines:

OR

III. For any queries, please contact the DIC of your respective District in West Bengal via phone or e-mail. You may find their contact details here

 

Go on then…and do spread the word!

 

Sources:

  1. About Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs 1
  2. About Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs 2
  3. User Manual For Banglashree
  4. Summary of the Scheme
  5. Latest News on the Scheme: Banglashree Awarded SKOCH Award Winner for Gold Category in Ease of Doing Business
  6. New about launch & other details of Banglashree Scheme for MSMEs

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