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Telangana State lagging in availing cluster development programme schemes

Hyderabad March 22nd 2022: FTCCI jointly with MSME-DI, Hyderabad, DC- MSME, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India has organised a State level Clusters Awareness Programme cum Workshop” on 21st March 2022 at Federation house, Redhills, Hyderabad.

The objective of the programme was to create awareness of MSE- Cluster Development Program (CDP) and Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) along with other DC-MSME Schemes, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Schemes for the benefit of MSEs.

Mr. D. Chandra Sekhar, IEDS, Additional Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest, Dr. Sanjib Roy, Director, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and FTCCI senior officials Sri. K. Bhasker Reddy, President, Sri Anil Agarwal, Senior Vice president, Sri P. Krishna, Chair, Membership Development Committee and Ms. Khyati Naravane, CEO participated in the inaugural session.

Sri. K. Bhasker Reddy in his welcome address said that the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India, 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). He stated that FTCCI will put efforts to develop clusters in the state for the rapid growth of MSME sector.

Sri P. Krishna in his introductory remarks said thatavailing of soft and hard interventions of MSE- CDP scheme benefit the MSEs immensely and welcome the officials of MSME-DI, KVIC, and NSIC for making effort to create awareness among the industry associations and entrepreneurs of the various schemes.

Sri D. Chandra Sekhar, IEDS, Additional Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India said that MSE- CDP Scheme, SFURTI scheme are playing a key role in developing Micro and Small Industries and traditional industries in the country. Many of the states are availing cluster programmes for the benefit of the MSEs and said that Telangana state is lagging behind in developing cluster under to program. He asked various Industry Association to create awareness of various schemes offered by Ministry of MSME and also take initiative to develop clusters in various products across the state. The Ministry has sufficient funds for the program and readily sanctioning them if the proposals are good and effective.

Dr. Sanjib Roy, Director, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has given a detailed presentation on SFURTI scheme for the benefit of artisans.

Ms. Sumathi, Assistant Director, MSME-DI has given a detailed presentation of various schemes available for MSMEs and also about the Samadhan Portal and GeM Portal of Ministry of MSME. In Samadhan Portal MSEs can file their grievances about delayed payments and GeM portal helps in participating in various Government and PSUs’ Tenders for procurement of goods and services.

Mr. Vishnu Murthy Bhoga, DGM, NSIC explained the schemes of MSMEs and said that they help MSEs procuring raw material at discounted prices if a group of units come together for the supply of raw materials at regular intervals. The NSIC also makes feasibility report of projects and connects o various banks for sanction of loan without entrepreneurs needing to waste time and money to prepare DPRs and approach banks for loans.

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