Government of Tamil Nadu
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department
Commissionerate of Industries and Commerce
தொழில் வணிக ஆணையரகம்

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Department, Government of Tamil Nadu introduced the scheme “Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme (UYEGP)” which aims to mitigate the unemployment problems of socially and economically weaker section of the society, particularly among the educated and unemployed to become self employed in their native places itself and to prevent the mass migration from rural areas to urban areas due to unemployment by setting up Manufacturing / Service / Business enterprises by availing loan up to the maximum of Rs.10 Lakhs, Rs. 3 Lakhs and Rs. 1 Lakh respectively with subsidy assistance from the State Government up to 25% of the project cost (Maximum to a limit of Rs.1.25 Lakhs)

2Financial Assistance:



Project Cost



Bank Loan


General Category





SC / ST/ BC / MBC/Minorities / Women / Ex-Servicemen / Physically Challenged / Transgender





3. Eligibility to avail Loan under this scheme:

  1. Any individual, above 18 years of age. Upper age limit for General category is 35 years and for Special category 45 years.
  2. Minimum educational qualification is a pass in VIII standard.
  3. The applicant shall be resident of the place for not less than 3 years.
  4. The family income of the beneficiary shall not exceed Rs.1,50,000/- per annum.


4. Other Features of the scheme:

  1. The District Task Force Committee headed by the General Manager, District Industries Centre, will select the beneficiaries through an interview process.
  2. Entrepreneur Development Programme (EDP) training will be given to the beneficiaries for Seven days.
  3. Repayment schedule and moratorium shall be as per the norms of the financial Institution.
  4. For marketing support the concerned General Manager, District Industries Centre, will arrange Buyer Seller Meet, Exhibitions etc.


5. How to apply? 

The scheme will be advertised through print and electronic media. The eligible residents of the district can file the application through online portal ( and furnish the pdf format of the online generated application along with project profile, copies of certificates for proof of educational qualification, nativity, community, Ex-servicemen (wherever applicable) and proof of physically challenged to the concerned General Manager, District Industries Centre in person or by post within 7 days from the date of filing.




               Unit financed under UYEGP Scheme