A : The Following list of activities will not be permitted under PMEGP for setting up of micro enterprises/ projects/ units.
i. Any industry/Business connected with Meat(Slaughtered), i.e. processing, canning and/or serving items made of it as food, Production/Manufacturing or sale of intoxicant items like Beedi/Paan/Cigar/Cigarette etc. Hotels or Dhaba or Sales outlet serving liquor, preparation/producing tobacco as raw materials, tapping of toddy for sale will not be allowed.
(a) However, serving/selling non-vegetarian food at Hotels/Dhabas will be allowed.
ii. Activities prohibited by Local Government/Authorities keeping in view environment or Socio-economic factors will not be allowed.
iii. Manufacturing of polythene carry bags of less than 75 microns thickness and manufacture of carry bags or containers made of recycled plastic for storing, carrying, dispensing or packaging of food stuff and any other item which causes environmental problems. Thickness of polythene carry bags shall be governed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate changes notification for plastic waste management rules and amendments from time to time.
iv. Any Industry/Business connected with cultivation of crops/plantation like Tea, Coffee, Rubber etc. sericulture (Cocoon rearing), Horticulture, Floriculture, Animal Husbandry will not be allowed.
(a) However, value addition under these will be allowed under PMEGP. Off Farm/Farm Linked activities in connection with sericulture, horticulture, floriculture etc. will be allowed.
Following industry/Business connected with Animal Husbandry will also allowed:
(a) Dairy-Milk and other dairy products through primarily Cows but also sheep, goats, camels, buffaloes, horses, and donkeys.
(b) Poultry-Poultry, kept form their eggs and for their meat, include chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks.
(c) Aquaculture-It is the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants
(d) Insects -Including Bees, Sericulture, etc.
(As a special case piggery, which is a major source of livelihood in NER may also be allowed in NER states only).