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What is the definition used by the government of India for Small Scale Industries?

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Government uses the criterion of size of capital employed in plant and machinery to define Small Scale Industries. It is depicted in the table given below:

Type of IndustryInvestment Limit (RS.)
Small scale industry1 crore (for 71 products it is 5 crores )
ancillary industry1 crore (50% of the out put supplied to the parent unit
Tiny Enterprise25 lakhs
service and business (industry related enterprise)10 lakhs
women enterpriseany of the above (51% of the holding by the women and managed by women)
Export oriented units (EOUs) 1 crore (100% EOUs can sell 25% in domestic markets).

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