Promotion and Development of Rural Clusters


India is endowed with lots of traditional manufacturing enterprises. Since ages the artisans are producing handlooms and handicrafts across the country especially in rural areas. Due to various reasons like availability of skilled manpower or quality raw materials,these enterprises were concentrated in large numbers at one place and are playing vital role in providing employment opportunities in rural areas. Further a good number of enterprises are exporting to global markets due to uniqueness of the products. But at the same time they are producing low volumes in spite of having huge potential for higher productivity and value addition.
Today Cluster approach has become one of the popular strategies for development of Micro and Small Enterprises. Clusters are defined as geographical concentration of enterprises, specialized suppliers, service providers and associated institutions and organizations in a particular field that compete but also co-operate. The Cluster strategy helps the enterprises to enhance their productivity and develop new innovative products suitable for national and international markets.
To make traditional enterprises more productive and competitive, the Government of India through its Ministries is implementing a good number of cluster based development programmes. In addition, many International agencies, Commercial Banks and NGOs are also taking part in cluster development. Micro and Small Enterprises Cluster Development Programme (MSECDP), Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS), and Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY) are some of the important schemes being implementing by the Government of India.
Keeping this in view the National Resource Centre for Cluster Development (NRCD) of ni-msmeorganizing one week training programme on “Promotion and Development of Rural Clusters”for the benefit of officials of Rural Development, Industry, Agriculture and Forest Departments, NGOs, and other agencies involved in enterprise promotion.


  • Basic concepts of cluster developmen
  • Understand role of Government, Development Organizations, and NGOs in cluster development
  • Identify potential clusters for development
  • Cluster analysis
  • Prepare road map for cluster development
  • Develop Appropriate Techniques for effective implementation
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Role of Business Development Service (BDS) providers


1 week


Rs. 13000/- (Residential)
Rs. 10000/- (Non-Residential) (18% GST as applicable).
The fee covers cost of tuition, reading material, boarding and lodging. It does not cover travel costs of participants. Fee once paid shall not be refunded. However, a substitute may be permitted.

For further details contact:

Mr. K. Surya Prakash Goud
Faculty Member
School of Enterprise Development
Tel: 040-23633220