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Nagpur - Apply for Free Supply of Sewing Machines

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Free Supply of Sewing Machines in Nagpur.

Apply In-Person:

  1. In order to apply for free sewing machines, the applicant shall approach their concerned social welfare department office / district collector office / block development office (BDO). Prospective applicant shall look for the annual announcement from the concerned department for accepting application for this scheme.
  2. Link for contact details link AND link1 AND Link2 please select the district as per the map to reach next page. In the given page please select menu option “DIRECTORY>PUBLIC CONVENIENCE>Municipality” OR “DIRECTORY>PUBLIC UTILITIES > Municipalities” OR “ABOUT THE DISTRICT” > “Who’s (Whose) who” to get contact details AND Panchayat contact link in the given page please select the hyper link against respective state as per requirement for contact details.
  3. Go to the respective office. Consult with the designated authority about the applying procedure and the local department office for this scheme. Collect the application form or write on a plain A4 sheet as advised. The applicant shall take the help of the respective self-help groups meant for their area.
  4. Application form can be downloaded using the following link1 AND link2 please use the “Application form for the free supply of Sewing Machines” option for the respective application form (this form is widely used in all the states).
  5. Complete the application form. Attach the required documents as per our “Required Documents” section of this page and submit it to the designated receiving authority as advised.
  6. After receiving the application, authorities will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  7. Authorities will make entries about this application in the manual record or electronically using the computer.*Acknowledgement receipt will be given against every form received. Please keep it safe for future reference.
  8. Applicant will be informed of the probable date of getting approval for this scheme.
  9. This application will be processed further. Concerned authorities will verify the applicant’s details and documents.
  10. ”SMS” triggered update on application status will be sent to the applicant’s mobile.
  11. Once verified, this application will be forwarded to the concerned Village Administrative Officer – VAO / designated authority for ground level scrutiny. These authorities will do the due diligence and a verification report will be sent back to the issuing authority.
  12. Based on the outcome of the above report and other internal processing, the designated issuing/sanctioning authority as per the administration zone will take a decision.
  13. The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS.
  14. If approved, the department will inform the beneficiary to appear before the department along with the originals of the said documents.
  15. On the scheduled date, the beneficiary shall go to the office with the details as informed and follow the department guidelines to complete the formalities to get the approval.
  16. Usually such benefit schemes will be awarded in a government stage directly to the beneficiary.
  17. As per authorities notification, the sewing machine will be hand delivered or issued as per applicable norms.


  • Applicant has to bring original documents to the applying office while applying for cross verification purpose and scanning if required.
  • Without cross signature on photograph and signature on the undertaking, the application will be rejected.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Applicant’s Residence proof (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Applicant’s Identity proof (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Ration Card
  • Family Income Certificate
  • Age Certificate
  • Destitute/Deserted/Widow/ Differently abled Certificate as appropriate
  • Community Certificate
  • Certificate showing that the applicant has knowledge in tailoring
  • Applicant Photo
  • Self-declaration Affidavit as per requirement
  • Aadhaar Card


  • Apart from the above documents, authorities may ask for additional information or documents. Please provide them for processing.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Social Justice & Special Assistance Department
1st Floor,
Annex Building,
Madam Cama Road,
Hutatma Rajguru Chowk,
Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400032
Office Ph : 022-22025251, 22028660
Email: [email protected]
Contact details Link

Central social welfare board.
Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Samaj Kalyan Bhawan,
B-12, Qutab Institutional area,
New Delhi – 110016.
Phone: 011-26865474, 011-26851336
Email: [email protected]
Contact link


  • Applicant should be citizen of India.
  • Applicant must be a permanent Resident of the respective State.
  • Applicant with valid tailoring certificate (a 6month course) from a registered institute shall apply.
  • The annual income of the women applicant’s husband should not exceed Rs. 12000 or the amount fixed by respective state government.
  • The age of the applicant applying for this scheme should be 20 to 40 years.
  • The applicant should not be an income taxpayer.


  • These scheme doesn’t attract any fees, but please pay the charges as authority’s quote if any while applying against the requirement.


  • The sanction of the free sewing machine is valid till the physical delivery of the sewing machine.

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application form can be downloaded using the following link1 AND link2 please use the “Application form for the free supply of Sewing Machines” option for the respective application form (this form is widely used in all the states).

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.

Processing Time[edit]

  • The whole process shall be completed within two months from the date of receipt of the application or as per the advised time period.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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  • Do not submit fake documents as proof to benefit from this scheme.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while filling the application form.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Caste
  • Reason for the requisition of the sewing machine
  • Annual income
  • Training institute name
  • Father/Husbands Name
  • Complete postal address
  • Date of application
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID

Need for the Document[edit]

  • In order to promote self-employment and increase the earning opportunity, the government provides free sewing machines. The prospective applicant who is eligible to get this benefit should apply and get the sanction.
  • The trained applicant with this free sewing machine can sew clothes at home and can earn an income to look after their families and themselves.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Please visit your area social welfare department office in regular intervals to know about the announcement of such schemes.
  • Make sure to get the tailoring training from a registered institution only.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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