Infrastructure Development Program

Infrastructure Development Program MSME

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

  • Similarity or complementarity in the methods of production, quality control and testing, energy consumption, pollution control, etc
  • Similar level of technology and marketing strategies/practices
  • Channels for communication among the members of the cluster
  • Common challenges and opportunities

  •  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.
  • To build capacity of MSEs for common supportive action through formation of self help groups, upgradation of associations, etc.
  •  To create/upgrade infrastructural facilities in the new/existing industrial areas/ clusters of MSEs.
  •  To set up common facility centres (for testing, training centre, raw material depot, effluent treatment, complementing production processes, etc).

Considering how diverse MSEs are in terms of geographical and sectoral composition, the MSE-CDP aims at addressing industry needs through well-defined clusters and geographic areas. This will further lead to creation of 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.

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