Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) is an initiativeby Ministry of MSME to promote Cluster development. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is the nodal Agency for promotion of Cluster development for Khadi.
As per the revised guidelines, the following schemes are being merged into SFURTI:
- The Scheme for Enhancing Productivity and Competitiveness of Khadi Industry and Artisans
- The Scheme for Product Development, Design Intervention and Packaging (PRODIP)
- The Scheme for Rural Industries Service Centre (RISC) and
- Other small interventions like Ready Warp Units, Ready to Wear Mission, etc.
Objective of the Scheme
- To organize the traditional industries and artisans into clusters to make them competitive and provide support for their long term sustainability
- To provide sustained employment for traditional Industry artisans and rural entrepreneurs
- To enhance marketability of products of clusters by providing support for new products, design intervention and improved packaging, and also the improvement of marketing Infrastructure
- To equip traditional artisans of the associated clusters with improved skills and capabilities through training and exposure visits
- To make provision for common facilities and improved tools and equipment for artisans
- To strengthen the cluster governance systems with the active participation of the stakeholders, so that they are able to gauge the emerging challenges and opportunities and respond to them in a coherent manner
- To build innovative and traditional skills, improved technologies, advanced processes, market intelligence and new models of public-private partnerships, so as to gradually replicate similar models of cluster- based regenerated traditional Industries
Who Can Apply
- Non-Government organizations (NGOs)
- Institutions of the Central and State Governments
- Semi-Government institutions
- Field functionaries of State and Central Govt.
- Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs)
How to Apply
Eligible agencies/organizationsmay submit the proposal to the State Office, KVIC and the same is scrutinized at the State Level and Zonal Level before submitting to the Scheme Steering Committee for approval.
- Scheme Steering Committee (SSC)
- Nodal Agencies (NAs)
- Technical Agency (TA)
- Implementing Agency (IA)
- Web-Based Project Management System (PMS)
- Identification of tentative list of clusters
- Engagement and appointment of Technical Agencies (TAs)
- Approval from Scheme Steering Committee (SSC)
- Pre-requisites for Release of Funds
- Release of Funds to Nodal Agencies (NAs)
- Release of Funds to Implementing Agency (IA)
The Scheme covers three types of interventions namely Soft Interventions, Hard Interventions and Thematic interventions.
- Soft Interventions: General awareness, counselling, motivation and trust building, Skill development and capacity building, Institution development, Exposure visits,Market promotion initiatives,Design and product development, Participation in seminars, workshops and training programmes on technology up-gradation etc.
- Hard Interventions: Creation of facilities such as Multiple facilities for multiple products and packaging wherever needed, Common Facility centres (CFCs), Raw Material Banks (RMBs), Up-gradation of production infrastructure, Tools and technology up-gradation, Warehousing facility, Training Centre, Value addition and processing Centre.
- Thematic Interventions: Cross-cutting thematic interventions at the sector level including several clusters in the same sector with emphasis on both domestic and international markets. These will primarily includeBrand-building and promotion campaigns, new media marketing,e-Commerce initiatives and innovation.