Entrepreneur Development Institute and INCOSERVE, SAGOSERVE, TAICOBank and Industrial Co-operatives.The Village and Small Industries Sector comprises of five Sub-Sectorsviz., 1) Small Scale Industries (under the control of the Director of Industriesand Commerce), 2) Handlooms and Textiles, 3) Khadi and Village Industries,4) Handicrafts Development and 5) Sericulture.
Ninth Plan Outlay
- As against an outlay of Rs. 600 crores for Villageand Small Industries in the Ninth Plan, the expenditure has been Rs. 385.45crores.The departmentwise activities and performance during the Ninth Planand the programs for Tenth Plan are outlined below:Small Industries - State Profile
No.of registered SSI Units 4.20 lakhs
Employment 30 lakhs
Total investment Rs. 12500 crores
Production Rs. 21537 crores
Textile, Food Products,
Non-Electrical machineries, tools andparts,
Paper and Printing.
Leather & leather goods
Gem and Jewellery, Cashew Kernal
Food products, Marine products.
Need for modernisation andtechnological upgrdation,
Strengthening the system of information dissemination,
Need for availability of working capital
Need for infrastructure building
10.2 Village and Small Industries
I. Small Scale IndustriesDirectorate of Industries and Commerce -
The Directorate of Industries and Commerce is the nodal agency for planning and implementingvarious schemes for the promotion of Small Scale Industries in Tamil Nadu. Itprovides various services through the District Industries Centres such asregistration of SSIs, training of entrepreneurs, Industrial guidance, promotesVillage and Small Industries by organising Industrial Co-operatives(particularly for match, tea & coir industries) and identifies and promotescraftsmen and artisans engaged in the handicrafts industry.The Department of Industries and Commerce also implements avariety of programmes to provide financial assistance, technical support andguidance service to the existing as well as new industries. These programmesare implemented with an accent on the development and modernisation of industries, up-gradation of technology and quality control. It operates through