Scheme Name :- Scheme for 'Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (LMCS) - an NMCP Scheme

Objective and Brief Description

The objective of the scheme is to enhance the manufacturing competitiveness of MSMEs through the application of various Lean Manufacturing (LM) Techniques.

Who can apply?

  • Registered MSME Units
  • Interested industry associations
  • Group of approx. 10 MSME units which qualify under MSME-Development Act, 2006 and form an SPV (Mini Cluster)

What is funded?

Financial assistance for implementation of Lean Manufacturing Techniques primarily cost of Lean Manufacturing Consultant .(80% by GoI and 20% by beneficiaries)

Extent of Funding Support

Lean manufacturing consultants will raise the bills for the services provided to SPV, SPV will pay the first installment of 20 % to LMC and will get it reimbursed by NMIU; funds will be transferred to NMIU by GoI. The payment to LMC by SPV would be on a milestone basis in 5 tranches of 20% each.

Application procedure

  • A group of SMEs can apply for the scheme, hence either a recognized SPV can apply or a mini cluster can be formed by a group of 10 or more units
  • The SPV can apply to the National Monitoring and Implementing Unit (National Productivity Council for the Scheme) in the given format
  • The approval is given in two steps, first is in-principal approval and final approval is given once the criteria of in-principal approval are fulfilled.


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