SIDBI Cluster Development Fund (SCDF) scheme

EDII, under the SIDBI Cluster Development Fund (SCDF) Scheme has been appointed as the Project Management Consultant at PAN India Level. The 2-year project aims at developing industrial and social infrastructure for development of MSMEs in various clusters and industrial parks. Structured implementation of the project has been initiated in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. 

Under the scheme, SIDBI has also chosen few artisan clusters where soft interventions are being planned. The objective is to promote age-old crafts and make these clusters sustainable.  The interventions have been initiated in Himroo shawl cluster in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Based on the revelations of the diagnostic study, soft interventions are being planned in the cluster to support weavers through sensitization and knowledge upgradation on craft management and sustainability. 

Core Activities

BDS Market Development

The objective of interventions in this domain are to ensure that MSMEs operating in clusters derive benefit of quality Business Development Services provided by private and public BDS providers.

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BMO Capacity Building

The role of Business Membership Organizations (Industry Associations or Chamber of Commerce and Industry) as facilitators of business (of MSMEs), by extending a range of meaningful value added services to their members cannot be understated.

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