Self-Employment Scheme

Self -Employment

  • Developing entrepreneurship in the unemployed youth belonging to Madiga and its related Castes and providing them franchise for the sale of reputed branded products thereby encouraging them to take up self-employment.
  • Agreement has been signed with reputed companies like Bata, Paragon, Khadim’s, etc.
  • Accordingly, if young men and women belonging to Scheduled Caste leather artisan families having a minimum qualification of SSLC come forward to sell the branded goods through franchisee stalls in Tire-2 and Tire-3 cities, financial assistance of maximum 10.00 lakh rupees will be provided by the Corporation in order to bestow trainings in Skills and soft skills to them in their respective fields so as to help them become entrepreneurs.


  • Its objective is to enable the traditional leather artisans sell their leather goods to the customers directly and to assist them in leading a self-reliant life by setting up their own stalls for the sale of various brands of footwear/ shoes and other leather products.

"SANCHARI" Mobile Stall

  • This facility is intended to provide self- employment opportunity to the traditional leather artisans by selling the leather goods and other related products manufactured by them by taking them to the door steps of the customers with the help of a mobile vehicle.


Working capital shall be provided in order to undertake trade/ activities related to raw material sales, leather products or non-leather manufacturing unit.

Unit cost of Swavalambi, Sanchari and Working Capital Schemes:

A) Self-employment scheme – 1 (Unit cost from Rs.0 to Rs.5.00 lakhs – 70% or maximum of Rs.3.50 lakhs Subsidy, Remaining amount bank loan)

B) Self-employment scheme – 2 (Unit cost above Rs.5.00 lakh – 60% or a maximum of Rs.5.00 lakh Subsidy, Remaining amount bank loan)

Scheme providing “PAADUKE KUTEERA”

  • In order to create self-employment opportunity to leather artisans, “Paaduke Kuteera” (footwear-huts) shall be granted to assist them in selling self-made goods or undertaking repairing works, provided they submit an application with license from local authorities/ departments.
  • Its objective is to provide market linkage to the goods manufactured by artisans and to generate income for their livelihood.
  • Unit Cost: “Paaduke Kuteera” worth Rs.95,904/- shall be provided with an instrument box worth Rs.3,600/- free.

Requirements to become a beneficiary under this schemes

The applicant must be an artisan belonging to Madiga, Samagara, Mochi, Dora and other sub castes of the Scheduled Castes, engaged in tannery work.

The annual income of the applicant’s family should be within Rs.1.50 lakhs if in rural areas, and Rs.2.00 lakhs if in urban areas. The applicant’s annual income shall be within Rs.5.00 lakhs.

Neither the applicant nor his/ her family members should have availed any facility from the Corporation before (excluding training).

The applicant must be above 18 years of age.

No member belonging to the applicant’s family shall be an employee of any Government or Semi-Government organisation.

Facilities shall be offered by providing 30% reservation to women in all schemes.

The conditions mentioned in the orders notified by the Government with respect to each of the schemes shall apply.

Those who wish to become a beneficiary of this scheme must submit the following documents along with the application