The manufacturing industry is witnessing an increasing turbulent, dynamic and complex business scenario. The lowest entry barriers across countries, complex cost structures and relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction in response to rising expectations and adoption of Information and Communication Technology ( ICT) tools and applications compared to other nations and this has resulted in loss of global competitive advantages.
The objective of the scheme is to encourage and assist the potential manufacturing MSME clusters to adopt ICT tools and applications in their production and business process, and thereby, improve their productivity and competitiveness in national and international markets. The total budget outlay of the scheme is `105.00 crore ( including GoI contribution ` 47.70 crore) during 11th Plan.
The broad activities planned under the scheme include, identifying target cluster for ICT intervention, setting up of E-readiness infrastructure, developing web portals for clusters, skill development of MSME staff in ICT application, preparation of local software solution for MSMEs to enhance their competitiveness, construction of e-catalogue, e-commerce etc. and networking MSME cluster portal on to National level Portal in order to outreach MSMEs
Deliverables: The following deliverables will be from the scheme:
- 100 potential cluster across the country will reap the benefit from the scheme.
- Forward and back ward integration.
- Reduction in inventory level.
- Increased value addition in the product.
- Increased in indirect labour productivity.
- Improved Competitiveness.
- Enhanced market share in domestic & export market.