GOA SC/OBC CORPORATION IMPLEMENTS SMILE SCHEME
The Goa State SC/OBC Finance Development Corporation will implement the centrally sponsored “SMILE” scheme for the needy SC/OBC families, in whose family immediate relative of the person have died due to COVID -19 and was a bread earner of the family.
The objective of the scheme is to identify a livelihood project which produces sustainable income so that the SC/OBC household ravaged by COVID will be able to secure decent incomes under the scheme “SMILE”. It is proposed to extend the financial support in the form of credit linked capital subsidy up to 20 %of the project cost subject to maximum of Rs. 1.00 lakh per beneficiary shall be given to eligible immediate relative of the deceased to support his/her family for any need based self employment ventures with a project cost of up to Rs. 5.00 lakh per unit.
Eligibility criteria for schemes are, Member of SC/OBC community, applicants annual family income should be up to Rs. 3.00 lakhs, Immediate relative of the person who died due to Covid-19 and was the bread earner of the family, age of deceased should be between 18 to 60 years.
Identified loanees will also be given required skill / entrepreneurial inputs for their capacity building. Applications are invited from the eligible beneficiaries from SC / OBC communities so as to build their database for onward submission to the National Apex Corporation, National Backward Class Finance Development Corporation.
Applications may be submitted on the Whatsapp No. 9657952848, or at E-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org or through post at the Corporation address at 4th floor, Patto Centre, near K.T.C. Bus Stand, Panaji. For further details contact Shri Sanjay Pednekar Assistant manager (project), Phone No. – 0832- 2438180.