Ministry of MSME is implementing – MSE-CDP across the country

Mar 28: The Ministry of MSME is implementing the Micro and Small Enterprises – Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP) across the country including Maharashtra. The objective of the scheme is to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) for their holistic development adopting a cluster approach through financial assistance as a Government of India (GoI) grant for the establishment of Common Facility Centers (CFCs) in the existing clusters and for the establishment of new / up-gradation of existing Industrial Areas / Estates / Flatted Factory Complexes.

The Ministry of MSME also implements the Scheme of Funds for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) for making Traditional Industries more productive and competitive by organizing the Traditional Industries and artisans into clusters to provide support for their long-term sustainability and economies of scale.

MSE-CDP is a demand-driven Central Sector Scheme, wherein, the State Government sends proposals for the establishment of Common Facility Centers (CFCs) and the establishment /up-gradation of Infrastructure Development (ID) projects as per requirements in clusters.

SFURTI is also a demand-driven Central Sector Scheme that aims to cover traditional enterprises from diverse geographies of the country, with a preference for uncovered areas, and new districts, including niche traditional industries. Proposals are encouraged from all corners of the country through the network of Nodal agencies including NER, Hilly areas, tribal areas, aspirational districts, etc. The projects will be appraised based on the merit, strategies, project viability, impact on artisans, etc. as per the scheme guidelines

30 projects for setting up of Common Facility Center (CFC) under MSE-CDP have been approved in Maharashtra, out of which, 14 projects are completed.

Whereas, under SFURTI 27 clusters have been approved in Maharashtra, out of which, 16 clusters are functional.

The several steps in processing the application have been simplified to expedite the approval as well as the functioning of projects under MSE-CDP as per the new guidelines. 

Under SFURTI, the timeline for implementation of SFURTI clusters was 3 years which has been reduced to 12-18 months w.e.f. March 2020.

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