Micro & Small Enterprises – Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP)
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India (GoI) has adopted the Cluster Development approach as a key strategy for enhancing the productivity and competitiveness as well as capacity building of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) and their collectives in the country. A cluster is a group of enterprises located within an identifiable and as far as practicable, contiguous area and producing same / similar products / services. The essential characteristics of enterprises in a cluster are (a) Similarity or complementary in the methods of production, quality control and testing, energy consumption, pollution control, etc (b) Similar level of technology and marketing strategies / practices (c) Similar channels for communication among the members of the cluster (d) Common challenges and opportunities.
Objectives of the Scheme:
(i) To support the sustainability and growth of MSEs by addressing common issues such as improvement of technology, skills and quality, market access, access to capital, etc.
ii) To build capacity of MSEs for common supportive action through formation of self help groups, consortia, upgradation of associations, etc.
(iii) To create/upgrade infrastructural facilities in the new/existing industrial areas/ clusters of MSEs, including setting up of Flatted Factory Complexes.
(iv) To set up common facility centres (for testing, training centre, raw material depot, effluent treatment, complementing production processes, etc.)
(i) Setting up of CFCs: Creation of tangible “assets” as Common Facility Centers (CFCs) like Common Production/Processing Centre (for balancing/correcting/improving production line that cannot be undertaken by individual units), Design Centres, Testing Facilities, Training Centre, R&D Centres, Effluent Treatment Plant, Marketing Display/Selling Centre, Common Logistics Centre, Common Raw Material Bank/Sales Depot, etc. The GoI grant will be restricted to 70% of the cost of project of maximum Rs 15.00 crore. GoI grant will be 90% for CFCs in NE & Hill States, Clusters with more than 50% (a) micro/ village (b) women owned (c) SC/ST units.
(ii) Infrastructure Development: Consist of projects for infrastructural facilities like power distribution network, water, telecommunication, drainage and pollution control facilities, roads, banks, raw materials storage and marketing outlets, common service facilities and technological backup services for MSEs in the new/ existing industrial estates/areas. The GoI grant will be restricted to 60% of the cost of project of Rs 10.00 crore. GoI grant will be 80% for projects in NE & Hill States, industrial areas/ estates with more than 50% (a) micro (b) women owned (c) SC/ST units.
COMPLETED MSE-CDP CLUSTER :
- COIMBATORE WET GRINDER CLUSTER (P) LTD
- SALEM STEEL CLUSTER (P) LTD
ON GOING MSE-CDP CFC CLUSTER
- COIR AND COIR PRODUCT CLUSTER, ERODE
- POWER LOOM CLUSTER ,SALEM – PROJECT