STATE CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 

Cluster Development approach means collective efforts for development of artisans/micro-small enterprises. A cluster is a group of minimum 50 Artisans / micro-small enterprises in the periphery area of 10-15 km, producing similar type of products/complementary products/services, which can be linked together by common physical infrastructure facilities that help address their common challenges.

In the Cluster Developments Projects, the following activities are included in the Soft Interventions -

-  Formation of SHG’s & SPV’s

-  Skill Development Training

-  Design Development Training

-  Marketing Assistance

-  Fairs and Exhibitions

-  Tours & Exposure Visits

-  Buyer – Seller meet

-  Website Creation and e- marketing.

In the Hard Interventions of Cluster Developments Projects Common Facility Centers (CFC) are established as per necessity of the cluster. In the CFC’s such plant and machinery are established, which are not feasible to be established by own artisan/entrepreneur.

State Govt. has allotted the budget for State Cluster Development Program as follows-

Sr. No.

Year

Budget in Lacs Rs.

1.

2006-07

473.48

2.

2007-08

413.32

3.

2008-09

177.12

4.

2009-10

198.54

5.

2010-11

435.03

6.

2011-12

265.00

7.

2012-13

171.40

8.

2013-14

191.00

9.

2014-15

152.00

10.

2015-16

144.02

11.

2016-17

150.50

12.

2017-18

180.00

13.

2018-19

147.00

14.

2019-20

150.00

15.

2020-21

187.00

 

Cluster development activities have been taken up in 57 clusters under the State Cluster Development program. In 46 clusters, projects have been completed and cluster development activities are running in the remaining 11 clusters. Near about 35 to 40 thousand artisans & small entrepreneurs will be benefited from the State Cluster Development program and this will lead to socio-economic development by creating new employment opportunities.