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Sustainable MSMEs Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Awareness Programme admin August 14, 2022

Sustainable MSMEs Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Awareness Programme

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Sustainable MSMEs
Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED)
Awareness Programme


Program is being organised on Two Dates.
You can choose your convenience to Join and Nominate your Teammates

Date: 18th August 2022, Thursday
23rd August 2022, Tuesday

Time: 10.30 a.m.-2.30 p.m.

Venue: IamSMEofIndia, Sector 11, Mathura Road, Faridabad

Followed by Lunch
No Registration Fees

To Register, WhatsApp "ZED- Date- Number of Participants- Your email id"
to 9711123111
Or email to info@iamsmeofindia.com 

Who should attend:
Entrepreneurs, Directors, CEOs of Manufacturing Enterprises, Quality & Production Managers, Engineers and Supervisors, Quality Consultants and Professionals.

All are Invited to Join and also nominate their Teammates on any or both date as per convenience.



The ZED Certification envisages promotion of Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices amongst MSMEs so as to:

  • Encourage and enable MSMEs for manufacturing of quality products using latest technology, tools & to constantly upgrade their processes for achievement of high quality and high productivity with the least effect on the environment
  • Develop an Ecosystem for ZED Manufacturing in MSMEs, for enhancing
  • Competitiveness and enabling exports
  • Promote adoption of ZED practices and recognising the efforts of successful MSMEs
  • Encourage MSMEs to achieve higher ZED Certification levels through graded incentives
  • Increase public awareness on demanding Zero Defect and Zero Effect products through the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification
  • Identify areas to improve upon, thereby assisting the Government in policy decisions and investment prioritization

  1. Industry Awareness Programmes/Workshop
  2. Training Programmes
  3. Assessment & Certification
  4. Handholding
  5. Benefits/Incentives: Graded incentives will be announced by the Ministry of MSME for MSMEs so as to motivate them to achieve higher ZED Certification levels. These incentives will also include assistance to MSMEs in their preparedness & response to COVID-19 pandemic, called MSME KAWACH (Knowledge Acquisition through WASH for an Accelerated COVID-19 Handling)which is based on the WASH (Workplace Assessment for Safety & Hygiene) Standard.


MSME Sustainable (ZED) Certification can be attained in THREE Levels after registering and taking the ZED Pledge:
Certification Level 1: BRONZE
Certification Level 2: SILVER
Certification Level 3: GOLD


a) MSMEs will be given financial assistance/subsidy for obtaining for a ZED Certification Level.
b) An MSME unit will get subsidy as per the following structure, on the cost of certification:
              i. Micro Enterprises: 80%
              ii. Small Enterprises: 60%
              iii. Medium Enterprises: 50%

Additional Subsidy:

1. There will be an additional subsidy of 10% for the MSMEs owned by Women/SC/ST Entrepreneurs OR MSMEs in NER/Himalayan/LWE/Island territories/aspirational districts.
2. In addition to above, there will be an additional subsidy of 5% for MSMEs which are also a part of the SFURTI OR Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) of the Ministry.

MSMEs may opt for upgrading their Certification Level at any point of time before the expiry of validity of their existing ZED Certification. Cost and subsidy will remain the same for the applied Level.

c) A limited-purpose joining reward of Rs. 10,000/- will be offered to each MSME once they take the ZED Pledge which needs to be utilized within a defined time period for the purpose defined.

GAP Analysis and Handholding

MSMEs with minimum Bronze certification are eligible to apply for handholding support.
A provision of up to Rs. 5 Lakhs (per MSME) has been made available for handholding and consultancy support for MSMEs under ZED Certification for assisting them to move towards Zero Defect Zero Effect solutions.
Out of this, an amount upto Rs. 2 Lakhs to be utilized for handholding support (as needed) through consulting organizations and up to Rs. 3 Lakhs may be utilized towards technology upgradation for moving towards zero effect solutions/pollution control measures/cleaner technology.
The utilization of the Financial Support of upto Rs. 3,00,000/- for moving towards zero effect solutions will be subject to Consultant’s recommendations, verification by respective MSME-DI and approval by the PMAC.

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Integrated Association of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises of India 
(Not-for-Profit Institution for Growth & Development of MSMEs)
IamSMEofIndia, Sector 11, Mathura Road,
Faridabad- 121006, Haryana, India
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