Micro & Small Enterprises - Cluster Development Programme (MSE-CDP)

Key Benefits

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 or a value chain that goes beyond a geographical area and producing same/similar products/complementary products/services, which can be linked together by common physical infrastructure facilities that help address their common challenges. The essential characteristics of enterprises in a cluster are (a) Similarity or complementarity in the methods of production, quality control & testing, energy consumption, pollution control, etc., (b) Similar level of technology & marketing strategies/practices, (c) Similar channels for communication among the members of the cluster, (d) Common market & skill needs and/or (e) Common challenges & opportunities that the cluster faces.

Scheme applicable for

Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs)


(i)To support the sustainability and growth of MSEs by addressing common issues such as improvement of technology, skills & quality, market access, etc.
(ii) To build capacity of MSEs for common supportive action through formation of self help groups, consortia, upgradation of associations, etc.
(iii) To create/upgrade infrastructural facilities in the new/existing Industrial Areas/Clusters of MSEs.
(iv) To set up Common Facility Centres (for testing, training, raw material depot, effluent treatment, complementing production processes, etc).
(v) Promotion of green & sustainable manufacturing technology for the clusters so as to enable units switch to sustainable and green production processes and products.

How to apply :

Online Applications are only considered with effect from 01-04-2012. Hard copy of Applications needs to be sent through State Govts or their autonomous bodies or field institutes of Ministry of MSME ie. MSME-DIs. Click Here

Apply online : http://cluster.dcmsme.gov.in

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Contact Details :

Contact: U.C.Shukla, Director (Cluster Development), O/o DC MSME
Email: umeshshukla@dcmsme.gov.in
Ph.: 011-23062148