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.
NSIC operates 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 MSME sector.
NSIC 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 support services.
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:
Consortia and Tender
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.
Single 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 etc.
of the Tender Sets free of cost;
from payment of Earnest Money Deposit (EMD),
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.
B2B Web Portal
for Marketing : NSIC
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.
Marketing 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 disseminate information.
Exhibitions 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.
Buyer-Seller 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.
Credit 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 are
for procurement of Raw Materials upto 90 days.
of basic raw materials at competitive rates.
import of scares raw materials.
NSIC takes care
of all the procedures, documentation & issue of letter of credit in
case of imports.
Financing for Marketing Activities (Short term)
NSIC facilitates financing for marketing actives such as Internal Marketing,
Exports and Bill Discounting.
Finance through syndication with Banks
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:
trusted third party opinion on capabilities and credit worthiness of small
Good rating to
enhance the acceptability of the small enterprise with Banks. FIs, customers
credit decisions from Banks on proposals of SSI units.
75% 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.
75% 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
75% 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
Advise on application
of new techniques
facilities through accredited laboratories
support in machining, EDM, CNC, etc.
Energy and environment
services at selected centres
practical training for skill upgadation
NSIC Technical Services Centres are located at the following places
Name of the
Leather & Footware
Electronics & Computer
Machine Tools & related
Energy Audit & Energy
Domestic Electrical Appliances
Lock 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
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
Software Technology Parks
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 sectors.
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:
Exchange of Business
/ Technology missions with various countries.
Enterprise to Enterprise cooperation, JVs, Technology Transfer & other
form of sustainable collaboration.
Explore new markets
& areas of cooperation:
of new export markets by participating in sector- specific exhibitions all
over the world.
Sharing of Indian
experience with other developing countries
International Consultancy Services
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 countries. The areas of consultancy
are as listed below:
Insurance 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.