The Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) has always been a pioneer in successfully catalyzing the development of crafts and handicrafts in the Punjab. Continuing in its tradition of being a change catalyst PSIC has now introduced its new Credit Assistance Scheme for Artisans-2002 (CASA-2002) with more emphasis on the Regional Crafts and development of women craftsperson.
CHIEF MINISTER’S SELF-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME (CMSES)
The Chief Minister Punjab, encapsulating his vision to alleviate the poverty in the province decided that Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) would develop a Micro Finance Self Employment Scheme for unemployed youth of Punjab, targeting especially the skilled Diploma Holders of TEVTA, PVTC, Sanatzar’s of Social Welfare Department or other Technical Training Institutes with an appropriate share of Female Trainees by using the services of Micro Finance Institutions through a transparent procedure.
PSIC launched a Pilot Scheme for Inductions of Local Roti Plant in Lahore, Gujranwala & Faisalabad at a total cost of Rs.1.600 million. During 2008-09 under this scheme 5 Roti Plants were established one each in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, and 2 in Lahore. The Pilot Project met with an immediate success as all the Roti Plants are functional / operational.
Decision taken by the Chief Minister in a meeting held on 29.7.2009 regarding installation of 300 more Roti Plants in 36 Districts of the Punjab conveyed vide E.A letter NO.AEA-1-2-2/2009 dated 8.8.2009.
Government of Punjab plans to impose a ban on operation of diesel buses in the major cities of Punjab. This purposed ban will be operative subject to the approval of the competant authority, keeping in view the rising enviornmental pollution as well as noise pollution.Unfortunately, diesel buses in the province are not economically viable due to repeated escalation in the price of POL/Diesel which results into increase in the fare of transport in the cities and across the province. The Government of Punjab has a time-bound programme to phase out conventional diesel engine buses with the CNG fitted buses. This is primarily being done for well-known environmental considerations starting from Lahore.
The Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) has always been a pioneer in successfully catalyzing the development of the Small Scale Industrial Sector in the Punjab. Continuing in its tradition of being a change catalyst PSIC has now introduced its new Credit Scheme for Small Industries 2002 (CSSI-2002) with more emphasis on the hitherto neglected, areas like agriculture, handicrafts, women enterprises and the service sector industries.