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.
The objective of Cluster Development project is to facilitate holistic development of MSME clusters.
The objective of the programme is to motivate youth from different sections of society including SC/ST/women, differently-abled, ex-servicemen and BPL persons to consider self-employment or entrepreneurship as a career option.
The SFURTI Scheme, sponsored by the Ministry of MSME, Government of India aims at creating common infrastructure in the cluster and benefitting artisans through skill upgradation and distribution of advanced tools and equipment.
Sponsored by the Directorate of Industries, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, the programmes, conducted under One District One Product (ODOP) scheme of the State Government