Swayam Yojana 2024

How to apply for Odisha Swayam Yojana 2024? Eligibility, registration at https://swayam.odisha.gov.in/

The Government of Odisha has launched the Odisha Swayam Yojana 2024, a visionary initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurship among the youth. This scheme provides interest-free bank loans of up to Rs 1 lakh to budding entrepreneurs aged 18-35 years, with an extended age limit of 40 years for special categories such as SC/ST/PwD/Transgender.

The primary objective is to empower the youth to establish self-employment ventures or microenterprises aligned with their skills and local demand.

The online apply for Odisha Swayam Yojana 2024 has started.

This is in line with the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY), which was launched nationally in April 2015 and allows non-corporate, non-farm small/micro enterprises to borrow up to ten lakh rupees.

The official notice reads: “The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to urban youth, in the age group of 18-35 years and upto 40 years for Special Category (SC/ST/PwD/Transgender) for setting up gainful self-employment ventures / microenterprises, suited to their skills, training, aptitude and local conditions through easy access of credit through banks with interest subsidy. The underemployed or unemployed urban youth is encouraged to set up small enterprises relating to manufacturing, service, and petty business for which there is considerable local demand.”

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Odisha Swayam Yojana 2024, applicants must meet certain criteria:

  1. Age Requirement: Applicants should be between 18-35 years old, with an extended age limit of 40 years for special categories.
  2. Income Criteria: The applicant’s family should either be covered under the BSKY Scheme or have an annual income of less than Rs 3 lakh. Here, “Family” refers to the applicant and their spouse.
  3. Registration: Applicants must possess a UDYAM registered or UDYAM assisted number.

Ineligibility Criteria:

Certain parameters render individuals ineligible for the scheme:

  1. Loan Defaulters: Applicants who are defaulters in any bank or financial institution or have outstanding loans for the same purpose under any Central or State Government schemes are not eligible.
  2. Government Employees: Employees of Central/State Government or any PSUs, along with their families, are excluded from the scheme.
  3. Previous Beneficiaries: If any member of the applicant’s family is already covered under this scheme, the applicant will not be eligible for its benefits.

How to Apply:

Applying for the Odisha Swayam Yojana 2024 is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Odisha Swayam Scheme at ‘https://swayam.odisha.gov.in/

Step 2: Click on the “Apply Online” option.

Step 3: Fill in the application form with accurate personal details such as name, address, mobile number, Aadhar card number, Ration Card Number, and PAN Card No.

Step 4: Upload the necessary documents required for verification.

Step 5: Review the information provided and ensure its accuracy.

Step 6: Submit the application.