Major Projects

Our Projects

With a vision of contributing towards on economically progressive, socially connected and environmentally sustainable world, Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC) has worked towards inclusive Cluster Initiatives.Through its projects, spread over 15 countries, FMC has contributed towards the process of Cluster based development of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Addressing a wide range of Cluster Beneficiaries, FMC aims to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the MSMEs.

Energy & Environment

Scaling up Sustainable Development of MSME Clusters in India

The project covers around 7 clusters across 3 states in India. 474 Foundries adopt energy efficiency measures resulting in 16000 MT of coke saving per annum. 375 foundries improve their working conditions through Occupational Health and Safety Measures impacting 5000 workers benefitted. Capacity building of 54 BMOs on institutional finance. ....

Say YES to Sustainable MSMEs in India

The project targets to work in 15 sectors across 9 states in India. Occupational Health & Safety interventions will be done in 250 enterprises impacting approximately 7500 workers. The project will also promote Energy Efficiency including promotion of renewable energy in 81 units resulting in annual reduction in CO2 emissions by 5000 MT. ....

Infrastructure

Technical Agency for Coir Board and KVIC under the revamped SFURTI Scheme in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Odisha

Ministry of MSME launched the SFURTI scheme with the view to make the traditional industries more competitive, market driven, productive, profitable and capable of providing sustainable employment for traditional industry artisans and rural entrepreneurs. FMC was appointed as Technical Agency (TA) for Coir Board and KVIC under the Revamped SFURTI Scheme in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Odisha to provide close handholding and implementation support to the SFURTI clusters. T ....

Project Management Consultancy (PMC) Services

Directorate of Micro & Small Scale Enterprises (DMSSE), Government of West Bengal has appointed FMC as the Project Management Consultant (PMC) for development of clusters in the state. DMSSE also entrusted FMC with task of conducting quick survey in 15 clusters cutting across the sectors like food processing, engineering, textiles, furniture, alternative power. These clusters spread in the districts like East & West Midnapur, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Nadia, Malda, Musrshidsabad, Burdwan a ....

Policy & Research

Promote Bamboo MSME Clusters for Sustainable Development

The overall objective of the project is to promote bamboo as a sustainable resource and generate green jobs. The Action is designed to help local community and other stakeholders collaborate for the promotion of green economy, sustainable growth, economic prosperity and poverty reduction in India along with mitigation of climate change. The deliverables planned for the project are: • Support enterprise development for sustainable supply of bamboo products and generate improved livelihoods. • ....

Promoting Integrated Bamboo based Enterprise Development among SAARC Countries

To promote bamboo based enterprises for income generation and employment opportunities across harvesting to production and then marketing. The development model is based on identification of key stakeholders and their key challenges across the value chain. The creation of sustainable high value economic opportunities will directly improve the quality of life for farmers, artisans, micro & small enterprises, designers, traders and exporters. The project mainly focuses on 4 categories of prod ....

Productivity and Competitiveness

Promoting Heritage, Cultural and Creative Cluster in Gujarat

The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the capacities of cultural agents and facilitate an environment for creativity, innovation, professionalization and entrepreneurship in Cultural Heritage & Management in order to allow the people of the state of Gujarat to fully benefit from the potential of cultural heritage as an economic value. It envisaged strengthening capacities of cultural actors for contributing to economic growth and sustainable development in cultural industry ....

Empowering Women of Lakheri through Sustainable Market Linkage

FMC implemented a project on women empowerment funded by, ACC Cement Pvt. Ltdunder their CSR mandate. The objective of the project was to provide sustainable income opportunities to unemployed household women by providing them market led skill development program. During the project period, women have been mobilized and they were given skill development training program in embroidery, stitching and appliqué skill craft. ....

Training and Capacity Building

Award for Responsible Indian BMOs: 2015

It is widely recognized that Industry Associations and Chambers of Commerce, also known as Business Member Organizations (BMOs) are the most trusted ally of the estimated 50 million MSMEs. The purpose of the Awards was to enthuse BMOs to promote “Zero Effect Zero Defect” production and further promoting this concept among MSMEs through them. The event was inaugurated by Shri Madhav Lal, former secretary, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. A compendium of cas ....

International Conference on Changing Paradigms of Cluster Development: Learning from Global Experiences

International Conference on ‘Changing Paradigms of Cluster development’ was organized by FMC in collaboration with UNIDO, CII and TCI network with an objective to share international experiences and provide insights for designing cluster focused policies. The two-day conference witnessed around 210 participants from more than 100 institutions and 24 countries. The participants comprised of policy makers, eminent academicians, cluster practitioners, researchers and independent consultants fro ....

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