The District Industries Centre is a one place solution for the support of Large as well as MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) under the jurisdiction of the district. It is the single window support system of the state government for implementation of Punjab Industrial and Business Development Policy. DIC also supports the investors of the district in providing all the regulatory clearances through the Invest Punjab Portal of the State Government.

For the implementation of various schemes of the Central Government especially for the unemployed youth like PMEGP, PMFME etc., District Industries Centre is one of the nodal agencies. So the unemployed youth who want to be entrepreneur may take requisite support from the department.

The General Manager of the District Industries Centre also acts as Assistant Registrar of Welfare Societies on behalf of the State Government. So the applicants may visit DIC for the registration of their Welfare Societies.

Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP)


PMEGP is a central sector scheme being administered by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MoMSME).The scheme is being implemented by KVIC at nodal level.  At state level KVIB & DIC.

OBJECTIVES – To generate employment in rural as well as urban areas through setting up of new self-employment ventures/projects/micro enterprises.


  • Any individual above 18 years.
  • No income ceiling.
  • For setting up of project costing above Rs.10 lakh in the Manufacturing sector and above Rs. 5 lakh in the Business /Service sector, the beneficiaries should possess at least VIII standard pass educational qualification.
  • Self-help groups (even those falling under BPL provided that the SHG has not obtained benefits from another scheme)
  • Institutions registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860
  • Production co-operative societies
  • Charitable trusts

However, units already benefiting under a state or central government scheme cannot avail of a PMEGP loan.


  • Adhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Project Report
  • Special category certificate (if required)
  • Rural Area Certificate
  • Passport Size Photo
  • Education Qualification
  • Bank Account Details
  • Land Proof etc.
  • Dependencies
  • Self-Declaration
  • EDP Training Certificate, if already undergone such training. Atleast 10 days Online EDP Training through UDYAMI App.


  • Assistance under the scheme is available only for new projects sanctioned specifically under the PMEGP.
  • Existing Units (under PMRY, REGP or any other scheme of Government of India or State Government) and the units that have already availed Government Subsidy under any other scheme of Government of India or State Government are not eligible.
  • The maximum cost of projects is Rs. 50 lakhs in the manufacturing sector and Rs.20.00 lakh in the service sector.

All existing units financed under PMEGP/ MUDRA Scheme whose margin money claim has been adjusted and the first loan availed has been repaid in stipulated time are eligible to avail the benefits of PMEGP 2nd loan for expansion and upgradation. The maximum cost of the project under manufacturing sector for up-gradation is Rs.1.00 crore and Rs.25.00 lakh under Service/ Trading sector.

Categories of beneficiaries under PMEGP Beneficiary’s contribution (of project cost) Rate of Subsidy (of Project Cost)
Urban Rural
A.  1st loan
General Category  10% 15% 25%
Special Category (including SC/ST /OBC/Minority/ Women, Ex-servicemen, physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border areas, Aspirational district, transgender) 5% 25% 35%
B.  2nd Loan
All categories 10% 15% (20% in NER and Hill States)
  • Bank will appraise the project and take their own decision on basis of viability of project.
  • No collateral security will be insisted upon by Banks in line with guidelines of RBI for loans upto Rs.10.00 lakh.
  • One-page online application form is mandatory for individuals and institutional beneficiaries on the e-portal. The application form/PMEGP MIS portal is mobile friendly. SMS/e-mail alerts sent to the applicant automatically by the system or by the concerned officials at the process of each stage.
  • Government of India has introduced online process flow of application and disbursement of Margin Money directly to financing branches.
  • Financing Bank, after disbursement of loan amount shall claim margin money subsidy online through the online portal.
  • Nodal Bank will release the Margin Money subsidy claim to respective financing Bank.
  • Margin Money subsidy should be kept in Term Deposit for 3 years.  No interest will be paid on TDR and no interest will be charged on loan to the corresponding amount of TDR. If advance goes “bad” before 3 years, Margin Money subsidy will be returned.

For more details visit: District Industries Centre, Fazilka.

To apply click on link:

NOTE: Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on this website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes.

Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme (PMFME)

INFORMATION– It is centrally sponsored scheme launched on June 29, 2020. This scheme is especially for the promotion of food processing industry and in this, Punjab Agro Industries Corporation is State Nodal Agency.

AIM AND OBJECTIVES– The aim to enhance the competitiveness of existing individual micro-enterprises in the unorganized segment of the food processing industry and promote formalization of the food processing sector.

DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHEME– The scheme is to be implemented over a period of five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with a total outlay of Rupees 10,000 crore. The scheme has a special focus on supporting Groups engaged in Agri-food processing such as Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Producers Cooperatives along their entire value chain. Punjab has been earmarked as one of 7 big states, with outlay of Rs. 306 cr. Punjab has over 66,000 informal/ unorganized enterprises manufacturing jaggery, honey, pickle, murabba, biscuits, tomato ketchup, atta, rice, mustard oil, animal feed, mill products etc. This scheme is for both ODOP and non-ODOP products but preference is given to ODOP products.

In non- ODOP product there is no support in infrastructure, branding and marketing.


  • Food processing entrepreneurs through credit-linked capital subsidy @35% of the eligible project cost with a maximum ceiling of Rs.10 lakh per unit.
  • Seed capital @ Rs. 40,000/- per SHG member for working capital and purchase of small tools.
  • Credit linked grant of 35% for capital investment to FPOs/ SHGs/ producer cooperatives.
  • Support for marketing & branding to micro-units.
  • Support for common infrastructure and handholding support to SHGs, FPOs and Producer Cooperatives.
  • Providing Capacity building and training support to increase the capabilities of the enterprises and upgradation of skills of workers.


  • Age- 18 years or more
  • Education- 8th pass
  • One member in the family can take benefit. Family would include Self, spouse and children.


  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Qualification certificate
  • Address proof
  • Bank statement
  • Machinery quotation with GST
  • DRP report

Contact Persons for PMFME Scheme: Manpreet Singh (DRP ) :- 7307897792 ( To guide and help in making detailed project report )

For more details visit: District Industries Centre, Fazilka

Link of nodal agency of Punjab (Punjab Agro):

To apply click on link:

NOTE: Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on this website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes.

District Industries Center (DIC)

Room No- 205 C, 1ST FLOOR

District Administrative Complex




The scheme adopts the ‘One District One Product (ODOP)’ approach to reap the benefit of scale in terms of procurement of produce, availing common services and marketing of products. ODOP for the scheme will provide the framework for value chain development and alignment of support infrastructure in that very district.

Support for agricultural products would be for their processing along with efforts to reduce wastage, proper assaying and storage & marketing. Existing individual micro-units producing ODOP products of the particular district would be given preference. However, existing units producing other products would also be supported. In the case of capital investment by groups (FPOs/ FPCs, SHGs, Producer Cooperatives), predominately those involved in ODOP products would be supported. Groups processing other products in such districts having adequate technical, financial and entrepreneurial strength would also be supported. New units, whether for individuals or groups, would only be supported for ODOP products.

Support for common infrastructure and marketing & branding would only be for ODOP products. In case of support for marketing & branding at the state or regional level, the same products of districts not having that product as ODOP could also be included.

ODOP of Fazilka

 KINNOW                                 and                              BASMATI RICE






Name of Member Department Designation Role Contact details


Mr. Nirvair Singh District Industries Centre, Fazilka Functional Manager Officer-in-Charge
Mr. Krishan Kumar PAU-RRU, Abohar Scientist Member
Mr. Navdeep Singh Punjab Agri Export Corporation Ltd. Executive Administration /HR Member
Mrs. Mamta Loona Agriculture Agriculture Officer Member
Mrs. Ramdeep Kaur Horticulture Development Officer Member


For more information visit DIC, Fazilka


 Click on link:





The Societies Registration Act, 1860 is a legislation in British India which allows the registration of entities generally involved in the benefit of society – education, health, employment etc.  The primary objective is to promote and further the spirit of science, literature, art, or any other work of charity that does not have a monetary motive.

The Act mentions that a Society can be formulated for the following reasons:

  • To promote charity
  • Collection of funds for military orphans
  • To promote science, literature, fine arts, and beneficial knowledge of related subjects
  • Dissemination of political education
  • Establishing and maintaining libraries, reading rooms, public museums, or art galleries

Essential Documents required for Society Registration in India

  • Submit a PAN Card of all members of the society along with an application form.
  • Submit the address proof of all members of the society. The following can be used as valid address proof:
    1. Bank Statement.
    2. Aadhar Card.
    3. Utility bill such as the latest electricity bill, water bill, telephone bill, etc.
    4. Driving License.
    5. Passport.
    6. Voter ID.

Note: There should be minimum 7 members to form a Society for any given cause.

  • MOA or Memorandum of Association: For the registration, prepare an MOA or Memorandum of Association which will contain the following information and clauses:
    1. The objective and work of the society for which it is established.
    2. Details of all members, forming society.
    3. This document will contain the address of the registered office of the society.
  • List of governing body members and general body members.
  • Proceedings regarding establishing the name of society, their members and authority given to the person for fulfilling all the necessary requirements during establishing a society.
  • Declaration Form/ affidavit: President of the proposed society must submit a declaration form in which they are willing and competent to hold the said post.
  • Rules & Regulations of the Society: Rules and regulations must be prepared, which will include the following information:
    1. Rules & Regulations by which the working of the society will be ruled and the maintenance of regular activities.
    2. It will also contain the rules for taking society’s membership.
    3. Details regarding the society’s meeting and the frequency with which they are going to be held.
    4. Information about the Auditors.
    5. In case of any argument between society’s members, mentioned Forms of Arbitration.
    6. Different ways for the closure of the society will also be mentioned.
  • Address Proof of the Registered Office: Submit a copy of address proof where the registered office will be situated and a No Objection Certificate from the landlord if any has to be attached.
  • List of all Members: Submit a detailed list of all the governing body members which has to be given along with their signatures.

APPLICATION FEE: Rs 500/-  (To be paid online while submitting application)

NOTE: Once a society is registered, list of members be submitted to this office before completion of  1 year and this needs to  be done every year. Otherwise, a fine of Rs. 50/- per year will be imposed.


For more details visit DIC, Fazilka

To apply for registration of a society, click on link:

NOTE: Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on this website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes.