Developing Industrial and Social Infrastructure for the Growth of MSMEs

Ms. Smirti Bajpai, Manager-SIDBI, along with officials of SIDBI & EDII seen during the visit to Kalinganagar Industrial Area

Visit of Sr. SIDBI Officials to the proposed site workers’ hostel at Kalinganagar


Sustainability and growth of MSMEs can well be ascertained by addressing them in clusters on issues concerning technology, skills, market linkages, networking, access to capital, etc. One of the favourable ways to impart scalability to enterprises in a cluster is to ensure developed industrial and social infrastructure. This will help enterprises in the cluster, leverage resources and have convenient access to these. EDII has been appointed as Project Management Consultant (PMC) for implementation of SIDBI Cluster Development Fund (SCDF) Scheme at PAN India level. The mandate of the project is to develop Industrial and Social Infrastructure for development of MSMEs in various clusters and industrial parks across all the states and UTs. EDII has extended support to SIDBI as PMC for implementation of projects in the states of Odisha, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam and Kerala. Projects include development of MSME Parks, workers hostels for MSME clusters / industrial estates, effluent treatment plants (ETP), water sewerage. EDII Faculty & Project Head, Dr. Rajeev Sharma looked forward to more such promising initiatives in the forthcoming year.