National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC), is an ISO
9001-2008 certified Government of India Enterprise under Ministry of Micro,
Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). NSIC has been working to
fulfill its mission of promoting, aiding and fostering the growth of
small industries and industry related micro, small and medium
enterprises in the country. Over a period of five decades of transition,
growth and development, NSIC has proved its strength within the
country and abroad by promoting modernization, upgradation of
technology, quality consciousness, strengthening linkages with large
medium enterprises and enhancing exports - projects and products
from small enterprises.
through countrywide network of offices and Technical Centres in the
Country. To manage operations in African countries, NSIC operates
from its office in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, NSIC has
set up Training cum Incubation Centre & with a large professional
manpower, NSIC provides a package of services as per the needs of
carries forward its mission to assist small enterprises with a set
of specially tailored schemes designed to put them in a competitive
and advantageous position. The schemes comprise of facilitating
marketing support, credit support, technology support and other
Marketing : Marketing,
a strategic tool for business development, is critical to the
growth and survival of small enterprises in today's intensely
competitive market. NSIC acts as a facilitator to promote small
industries products and has devised a number of schemes to support
small enterprises in their marketing efforts, both in an outside
the country. These schemes are briefly described as under:
and Tender Marketing: Small Enterprises in their individual
capacity face problems to procure & execute large orders, which
inhibit and restrict their growth. NSIC, accordingly adopts Consortia
approach and forms consortia of units manufacturing the same products,
thereby easing out marketing problems of SSIs. The Corporation explores
the market and secures orders for bulk quantities. These orders
are then distributed to small units in tune with their production
capacity. Testing facilities are also provided to enable units to
improve and maintain the quality of their products conforming to
the standard specifications.
point Registration for Government Purchase: NSIC operates a
single Point Registration Scheme under the Government Purchase Programme,
wherein the registered SSI units get purchase preference in Government
purchase programme, exemption from payment of Earnest Money Deposit
Issue of the Tender Sets free of cost;
Exemption from payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD),
In tender participating MSEs quoting price within price
band of L1+15 per cent shall also be allowed to supply a portion
upto 20% of requirement by bringing down their price to L1 Price
where L1 is non MSEs.
Portal for Marketing :
Infomediary is a Business-to-Business (B2B) Portal that has been
established to give online services for small and medium time
importers, exporters and service providers in India. The portal is
an initiative to provide business opportunities to small businesses,
firms and small scale units to expand further. Thus, anyone involved
in business activities and wants to utilize the strength and
visibility of Internet can join NSIC Infomediary. Those who look for
promotion and prospect for their trade and products/services can
also join NSIC Infomediary.
Intelligence : Collect and disseminate both domestic as well as
international marketing intelligence for the benefit of MSMEs. This
cell, in addition to spreading awareness about various programmes /
schemes for MSMEs, will specifically maintain database and
and Technology Fairs: To showcase the competencies of Indian
SSIs and to capture market opportunities, NSIC participates in select
International and National Exhibitions and Trade Fairs every year.
NSIC facilitates the participation of the small enterprises by providing
concessions in rental etc. Participation in these events exposes SSI
units to international practices and enhances their business prowess.
meets: Bulk and departmental buyers such as the Railways,
Defence, Communication departments and large companies are invited
to participate in buyer-seller meets to enrich small enterprises knowledge
regarding terms and conditions, quality standards, etc required
by the buyer. These programmes are aimed at vendor development from
MSMEs for the bulk manufacturers.
Support: NSIC facilitates credit requirements of small
enterprises in the following areas
Financing for procurement of Raw
Material (Short term)
NSIC's Raw Material Assistance Scheme aims at helping Small Enterprises by way of financing the purchase of Raw
Material (both indigenous & imported). The salient features
Assistance for procurement of Raw Materials upto 90 days.
purchase of basic raw materials at competitive rates.
facilitates import of scares raw materials.
takes care of all the procedures, documentation & issue of
letter of credit in case of imports.
for Marketing Activities (Short term)
NSIC facilitates financing for marketing actives such as Internal
Marketing, Exports and Bill Discounting.
Finance through syndication with
In order to ensure smooth credit flow to small enterprises, NSIC is
entering into strategic alliances with commercial banks to facilitate
long term / working capital financing of the small enterprises across
the country. The arrangement envisages forwarding of loan applications
of the interested small enterprises by NSIC to the banks and sharing
the processing fee.
Performance and Credit Rating Scheme
for small industries
To enable small enterprises to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses
of their existing operations and take corrective measures to enhance
their organizational strength. NSIC is operating a Performance and
Credit Rating Scheme through empanelled agencies like CARE, ONICRA,
ICRA, CRISIL, INDIA RATINGS, BRICKWORK RATINGS and SMERA. Small
enterprise has the liberty to choose any of the rating agencies
empanelled with NSIC. Rating agencies will charge the credit rating
fee according to their policies. The benefits to small enterprises
are as follows:
An independent, trusted third party opinion on capabilities and
credit worthiness of small enterprises.
rating to enhance the acceptability of the small enterprise with Banks. FIs, customers and buyers.
prompter credit decisions from Banks on proposals of SSI units.
of the credit rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 25,000/-
will be reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover upto
Rs.50 lakh by way of grants.
of the credit rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 30,000/-
will be reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover above
Rs.50 lakh to Rs.200 lakh by way of grants.
of the credit rating fee subject to a maximum of Rs. 40,000/-
will be reimbursed to the small enterprise having a turnover above
Rs.200 lakh by way of grants.
Technology is the key to enhancing a company's competitive advantage
in today's dynamic information age. Small enterprises need to develop
and implement a technology strategy in addition to financial, marketing
and operational strategies and adopt the one that helps integrate
their operations with their environment, customers and suppliers.
NSIC offers small enterprises the following support services through its
Technical Services Centres and Extension Centres
on application of new techniques
testing facilities through accredited laboratories
design including CAD
facility support in machining, EDM, CNC, etc.
and environment services at selected centres
and practical training for skill upgadation
Technical Services Centres are located at the following places
of the Centre
& Computer Application
Tools & related activities
Audit & Energy Conservation activities
Cluster & Die and Tool making
Information today is becoming almost as vital as the air we breathe.
We need it every minute of our working lives. With increase in competition
and melting away of international boundaries, the demand for information
is reaching new heights. NSIC, realizing the needs of MSMEs, is offering
Infomediary Services which is a one-stop, one-window bouquet of aids
that will provide information on business, technology and finance,
and also exhibit the core competence of Indian SMEs.
Interactive Database of MSMEs
Global & National Tender Notices
Self web development tool
Centralized mail system
Free mail boxes
Payment Gateway for membership subscription
Popular Products Section
Unlimited global Trade Leads
Trust Seal of NSIC
Multi Product Cart
Online Buying / Selling
Multiple payment Option
MSME Web Store
Multiple Language Support
Call Centre Support & Live Chat
Other Value added Services
NSIC Software Technology Parks (STPs) facilitate small enterprises
in setting up 100% export-oriented units for software exports. They
also act as nodal point to activate software exports directly through
NSIC. These STPs extend support in terms of the requisite infrastructure
to the small enterprises to start business operations with a minimum lead time.The scheme is governed by STPI regulations of the Ministry of
Information Technology, Government of India. NSIC established the
first STP at Okhla, New Delhi in 1995 and second in Chennai in 2001.
Several small enterprises have taken advantage of these parks and
contributed export earnings to the exchequer.
Incubation of unemployed youth for
setting up of New Micro & Small enterprises
This programme facilitates setting up of new enterprises all over
the country by creating self-employment opportunities for the unemployed
persons. The objective of this scheme is to facilitate establishment
of new small enterprises by way of providing integrated services in
the areas of training for entrepreneurial skill development, selection
of small projects, preparation of project profiles/reports, identification
and sourcing of plant, machinery and equipments, facilitating sanction
of credit facility and providing other support services in order to
boost the development of small enterprises in manufacturing and services
NSIC facilitates sustainable international partnerships. The emphasis
is on sustainable business relations rather than on one-way transactions.
Since its inception, NSIC has contributed to strengthening enterprise-to-enterprise
cooperation, south south cooperation and sharing best practices and
experiences with other developing countries, especially those in the
African, Asian and Pacific regions. The features of the scheme are:
of Business / Technology missions with various countries.
Enterprise to Enterprise cooperation, JVs, Technology Transfer
& other form of sustainable collaboration.
new markets & areas of cooperation:
of new export markets by participating in sector- specific exhibitions
all over the world.
of Indian experience with other developing countries
For the last five decades, NSIC has acquired various skill sets in
the development process of small enterprises. The inherent skills
are being networked to offer consultancy services for other developing
The areas of consultancy are as listed below:
& Institutional Framework
of Export Credit for Micro and Small Enterprises
NSIC is facilitating micro and small enterprises to insure their
export credits by entering into strategic alliance with Export Credit
Guarantee Corporation of India Limited (ECGC). MSEs would be helped
in insuring their export credits through any office of the Corporation,
located all over the country. This arrangement is made to strengthen
promotion of exports from small enterprises.
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(Last Updated : 23.08.2013)