Implementation of Soft and Hard Interventions in MSME Clusters


Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as engine of growth in the new millennium. Innovation and creativity are the strengths of MSME sector and play vital role in economic development of the country by way of providing huge employment opportunities, investments and exports. Presently the cluster development strategy has become popular across the globe for enhancing competitiveness and promoting innovation in the MSME sector. The development of industrial clusters as a tool for increasing production, triggering economic growth, alleviating poverty and removing regional economic imbalances is gaining momentum in both the developed and developing countries. It is estimated that there are around 1200 Industrial clusters and 6000 rural and artisan based clusters in India.
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 offers advantages for MSME sector in efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility which help to enhance the productivity and develop new innovative products.
To make MSMEs 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 (MSE-CDP), Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI), Comprehensive Handlooms Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS), and Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (BAHVY) are some of the important schemes being implementing by the Government of India.

Target Audience

officials of State Governments, Financial Institutions,Professional Institutions, Non-Government Organizations and Cluster Stakeholders involved in enterprise promotion and development


  • Understand basic concepts of cluster theory
  • Carry out Cluster analysis
  • Prepare Strategic development plan
  • Design & Execute Soft interventions
  • Recognize issues in Implementation of Hard interventions
  • Prepare Detailed Project Report (DPR)
  • Promote Business Development Service (BDS) providers and
  • Know the role of Government, Development Organizations, and NGOs in cluster development


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