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Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Scheme

Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) Scheme:

Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) scheme by the MSME Ministry has achieved the 1 lakh certification milestone, the ministry said recently.

  • Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) launched in October 2016 and revamped in April 2022, the ZED scheme offers certification for environmentally conscious manufacturing under three certification levels (gold, silver, and bronze) classified according to 20 performance-based parameters such as quality management, timely delivery, process control, waste management, etc.
  • The major objectives of the ZED Scheme are:
    • To create proper awareness in MSMEs about ZED manufacturing and motivate them for the assessment of their enterprise for a ZED rating.
    • To drive manufacturing with the adoption of Zero-Defect production processes without impacting the environment (Zero Effect).
    • To encourage MSMEs to constantly upgrade their quality standards in products and processes.
    • To support the “Make in India” campaign.
  • Currently, the scheme is applicable for manufacturing MSMEs only.