Cluster Development

Government of Gujarat has launched a special scheme under Commissioner of Cottage Industries for development of artisan cluster through cluster development approaches. The main objective of the scheme is to enable craftsmen to produce quality products with wide acceptability in the world market. Cluster development initiatives are aimed at promoting and strengthening existing crafts & craft-clusters by developing artisan clusters into professionally managed and self reliant community enterprises on the principles of effective member participation and mutual cooperation towards sustainable competitive growth through technology up gradation as well as transfer, raw material access, skill development, managerial inputs, credit and market support. This would equip the beneficiary artisans to foresee future perspectives and evaluate capacity of clusters to face the challenges of ever increasing competition within and outside of country.

This scheme is implemented by Boards and Corporations working under Cottage Commissionarate and reputed institutions such as National Institute of Design (NID) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), SHRUJAN, SAHAJ and ICCED & Freelance Designers.

GMKRTI is a one of the Nodal Agency for implementing this scheme. Since launching of the scheme, GMKRTI is implementing cluster development programme for 20 various craft clusters of the State.