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Govt’s SFURTI programme sees decline in approved clusters, artisans employed, grant extended in FY21

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The annual variety of cluster initiatives, which incorporates widespread amenities centres (CFCs) and infrastructure improvement (ID) amenities developed beneath MSE-CDP scheme had additionally declined. (Representattional picture)

Cluster improvement programme Scheme of Funds for Regeneration of Conventional Industries (SFURTI), which organises conventional industries and artisans into clusters to spice up competitiveness and supply employment, has witnessed a decline within the variety of permitted clusters, artisans employed, and grant prolonged within the monetary yr 2021-20 from the previous yr. In response to the accessible information from the MSME Ministry, the variety of permitted clusters had contracted to 107 in FY21 from 157 in FY20 after rising from 68 in FY19. Likewise, the grant offered had jumped from Rs 139 crore in FY19 to Rs 397 crore in FY20 earlier than declining to Rs 321 crore in FY20. The variety of artisans employed had additionally elevated from 32,462 in FY19 to 84,171 in FY20 however dropped to 62,408 in FY21.

Variety of permitted SFURTI clusters

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“SFURTIis a really properly managed programme. A serious chunk of the exercise beneath the scheme is within the building of widespread facility centres (CFCs). So whereas Covid tried its finest to chop down the velocity, the passion of the complete workforce overcame it efficiently and actually diminished the interval of CFC creation from over one yr to six-nine months. One good indicator of success is what number of CFCs have been commissioned. That has elevated considerably,” Tamal Sarkar, Govt Director of MSME cluster improvement physique Basis for MSME Clusters informed Monetary Specific On-line.

Feedback from the MSME Ministry weren’t instantly accessible.

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The variety of clusters inaugurated or commissioned in FY21 grew over 5x to 94 from 17 in FY20, the info confirmed. This included clusters in coir, bamboo craft, stitching and embroidery, handloom, clothes, khadi, pottery, furnishings, and different areas. Total since FY16, 146 clusters had been inaugurated or commissioned, 401 had been permitted, Rs 993 crore grant was prolonged and a couple of.36 lakh artisans had been employed.

Importantly, the annual variety of cluster initiatives, which incorporates widespread amenities centres (CFCs) and infrastructure improvement (ID) amenities developed beneath the Micro and Small Enterprises- Cluster Growth Programme (MSE-CDP) scheme had additionally declined. The scheme, which focuses on the creation and up-gradation of infrastructural amenities within the new and present industrial areas or clusters of micro and small enterprises (MSEs), 68 initiatives had been permitted in FY20, down from 74 in FY20, as per information from the MSME Dashboard. Furthermore, the variety of initiatives accomplished had witnessed a decline for the second straight yr from 28 in FY19 to 22 in FY20 and 18 in FY21. The MSE-CDP addresses widespread points similar to enchancment of know-how, expertise, high quality, market entry, and so on. for MSEs and gives grant as much as 70 per cent of the price of the CFC venture of a most of Rs 20 crore that included value of land, constructing, pre-operative bills, preliminary bills, equipment and tools, and so on., as per the main points on DC MSME portal.

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