The scheme supports financial assistance for establishment of Common Facility Centres (CFCs) for Testing, Training Centres, R&D, Effluent Treatment, Raw Material Depot, Complementing Production Processes etc. and to create/upgrade infrastructural facilities in the new/existing industrial areas/clusters of MSEs such as Flatted Factory Complex, power distribution network, water, telecommunication, drainage and pollution control facilities, roads, banks, raw materials, storage and marketing outlets, common service facilities and technological backup services for MSEs in the new/existing industrial estates/areas. Marketing Hubs/Exhibition Centres by Associations, Thematic Interventions and Support to State Innovative Cluster Development Programme are also parts of the scheme.
Nature of Assistance:
Common Facility Centres (CFC): The GoI grant will be restricted to 70% of the cost of Project of maximum Rs. 20.00 Crore. GoI grant will be 90% for CFCs in North-East & Hilly 9 States, Island territories, Aspirational Districts/ LWE affected Districts, Clusters with more than 50% (a) Micro/Village, (b) Women owned, (c) SC/ ST units. The cost of Project includes cost of Land (Subject to maximum of 25% of Project Cost). (ii) Infrastructure Development: GoI grant will be restricted to 60% of the cost of project (Rs. 10.00 Crore for Industrial Estate & Rs. 15.00 Crore for Flatted Factory Complex). GoI grant will be 80% for Projects in North-East & Hilly States, Island territories, Aspirational Districts/ LWE affected Districts industrial areas/estates/Flatted Factory Complex with more than 50% a: micro/village or b: women owned or c: SC/ST units. (iii) Marketing Hubs/Exhibition Centres by Associations: The GoI grant will be restricted to 60% of the cost of project of maximum Rs. 10.00 crore for Product Specific Associations with BMI rating of Gold Category and above from MABET (QCI) and 80% for Associations of Women Entrepreneurs. Remaining project cost is to be borne by SPV/State Government. (iv) Thematic Interventions: The GoI grant will be restricted to 50% of total cost of maximum 5 activities not exceeding Rs. 2.00 lakh for each activity. GoI grant under this component for each CFC would be Rs. 10.00 lakh. (v) Support to State Innovation Cluster Development Programme: The GoI fund would be limited to State Government or Rs. 5.00 Crore whichever is lower and the assistance would be 90% of project cost in respect of CFC projects in North-East/Hilly States, 10 Island territories, Aspirational Districts/ LWE affected Districts, as well as for projects where beneficiaries are SC/ ST/ Women owned enterprises
Who can apply:
Clusters, Industrial Associations/ Consortia.
How to apply:
Online applications can be filled at https://cluster.dcmsme.gov.in. Hard copy of applications need to be sent through State Governments or their Autonomous Bodies or field institutes of the Ministry of MSME i.e., MSME- DIs. The proposals are to be approved by the Steering Committee of MSE-CDP. Website: http://www. dcmsme.gov.in/MSE-CDProg.htm
Whom to Contact:
MSME-Development Institutes under DC-MSME