Self-Employment Programme under DAY NULM aims at providing financial assistance to individuals/groups of urban poor for setting up gainful self-employment ventures/micro-enterprises, suited to their skills, training, aptitude and local conditions. The under-employed and unemployed urban poor will be encouraged to set up small enterprises relating to manufacturing, servicing and petty business for which there is considerable local demand. There is special focus on encouraging promotion of local skills and craft. No minimum or maximum educational qualifi cation is prescribed for the selection of beneficiaries under SEP. Under this component, setting up of both individual and group micro enterprises will be supported. The project cost ceiling will be Rs. 2 lakh for individual enterprises and Rs. 10 Lakh for group enterprises.