The objective of this study was to understand status of selected clusters of Nasik, Trichy, Jaipur and Kanpurwith respect to the stakeholder population, cluster products and locations, present business environment ions and the challenges; Current use and impact of the infrastructure provided; level of support institutions and Environmental performance of these clusters. Based on the outcomes an overall summary report of the rapid appraisals undertaken was prepared. It also included suggestions for potential future interventions and their sequencing.
- Improving the performance of SMEs in the target clusters to enhance their international competitiveness and facilitate their access to markets.
- Ensuring sustainability of the project by strengthening the institutional set-up of the target clusters and further building up a pool of well-trained experts .
- Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium scale companies by strengthening inter-firms linkages and networks leading to collective efficiency and by building partnerships with local support institutions.