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.

BMO Promotion

Establishment of Community Enterprise on Handloom Products at Dhemaji and Lakhimpur Districts, Assam

About Project: In consultation with Institute of Rural Management Anand and support of NHPC Ltd., Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC) is implementing a Project to enhance income and create suitable infrastructure for women handloom weavers of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji Districts of Assam. To achieve the same, the Project will introduce new designs/products, identify new market linkage, get orders for approved samples, capacitate weavers in the new designs and handhold them during production. Weavers w ....

Capacity Enhancement of BMOs for Innovation Promotion

About Project: Need to promote/create Innovation Facilitation Centre within BMOs from by introducing innovative income generating services for the BMOs which needs to be sustainable beyond Project period. A business plan for each of those BMOs/innovation facilitation centers need to be created along with BMO specific action plan and handhold them in implementation. Innovation in the context of this Project will be considered as any new activity (product/service) introduced and adopted by a parti ....

Energy and Environment

Study on Enabling Emission Reductions in the MSME Sector in India

The objectives of the study are: 1. To determine the current emissions, future projections of emissions from the MSME sector along with technologies for emission reductions and the financing required for achieving the emission reductions 2. To suggest measures for enabling participation of MSME sector in voluntary carbon markets ....

Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth by Enterprise Creation through S&T Based Innovative Solutions (Sub-Sectors: Foundry Waste)

About Project: The project aims at addressing the problem of solid waste disposal by promoting an innovative technology of utilizing solid waste generated in foundry enterprises, known as slag, for making paving blocks and creation of new enterprises based on this innovative technique. 1. Promotion of the innovative technique of using solid waste generated in foundry enterprises for making paving blocks among the targeted stakeholders through sensitization workshops & meetings 2. Provision o ....

Infrastructure and Governance

Strengthening Livelihoods in Traditional Industries by setting up Common Infrastructure, FMC as Nodal Agency

FMC as  Nodal Agency extends all support required to TA for implementation of the scheme as may be required such as obtaining Government Approvals, Environment Clearances etc. for setting up of Clusters; The Nodal agency is also involved in Preparation of strategy and implementation plan for sub-sector thematic interventions;  Appraisal of DPRs received from TAs establishing the project viability, output, outcomes, impact and sustainability;  Apart from this Nodal Agency  als ....

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 ....

Policy and Research

Regional Industrialization and SME Cluster Development in Ethiopia

The project aims to Create a policy document to remove regional imbalances in industrialisation and promote the growth of Small & Micro Enterprises (SMEs) so as to improve their share in national GDP. Overall objective of the project is to Geate a road map transform the SME ecosystem in all the 11 regions of Ethiopia country by ensuring re-alignment of entrepreneurs with forward and backward linkages besides service providers and support institutions so as to reach economics of scale through ....

Study on cluster development initiative in Madhya Pradesh (MP)

This study focused ondesigning an appropriate cluster development roadmap for MP. For this purpose, it was necessary to understand the usefulness of the existing models and methodologies employed by the governmental and non-governmental agencies in different geographies and draw learning from them. The proposed study designed by Atal Bihari, Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance & Policy Analysis (AIGGPA) was a step towards this. The sub-objectives of the study were: • Conduct diagnostic s ....

Productivity and Competitiveness

To uplift artisans suffering from bad businesses due to COVID-19

The “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative, FMC joined hands with HCL Foundation and conceptualized Surakhsit Udyam Vikas project to uplift artisans suffering from bad businesses due to COVID-19. The project will promote a digital market for artisanal clusters by linking artisans and creating a niche for them to tackle the sensitive post COVID market. The project will also link artisan units to formal financing by making them qualify for loans. The artisans will be trained to improve their producti ....

Promote Bamboo MSME Clusters for Sustainable Development

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. ....

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