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Scheme for Margin Money Grant to Nano Units

Financial Assistance
Margin Money
Nano Unit
Application Process
Documents Required
Frequently Asked Questions
The scheme “Margin Money Grant to Nano Units” is a loan-linked scheme operated by the Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to Nano units in the State, engaged in manufacturing, job work, and service activity having any type of value addition.
The objective of the scheme is to promote/incentivize deserving entrepreneurs in setting up Nano enterprises within the State through Margin Money loans to Nano units for loan-linked projects.
Project Cost: The Project cost under this scheme shall include the following-
  • Cost of land and its development including documentation charges. The cost of land and its development shall not exceed 10% of the project cost.
  • Cost of building. This shall not exceed 25% of the project cost.
  • Plant & Machinery, equipment including all accessories, tools, jigs, fixtures, essential office equipment and furniture, lab equipment, pollution control devices, and generators.
  • Electrification.
  • Preliminary and pre-operative expenses which shall include Registration charges of the firm, engineering drawings, cost of the project report, Technical know-how, and cost of technical supervision during the implementation period. However, these preliminary and pre-operative expenses shall not exceed 10 % of the project cost.
  • Allowance for cost escalation (contingencies). The contingency allowance shall not exceed 10% of the cost of the item for which it is meant.
  • Working Capital. The working capital shall not exceed 40% of the project cost or one working cycle, whichever is lower.
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