Nodal Agencies will first draw up a State-wise list of potential clusters in consultation with Technical Agencies with clear identification of Implementing Agency who shall be local operative for managing the cluster and looks after the day-to day affairs of the cluster.-
A market driven approach should be adopted for identification and structuring of the projects so as to ensure viability and long term sustainability of the project activities. The Cluster should be so selected where the products have huge potential market demand and the Cluster can be developed to scale up activities and produce high value products for the market.
The SFURTI Clusters should preferably be existing clusters (Brownfield) and new clusters (Greenfield), should however be carefully selected after a thorough study of the cluster dynamics and potentiality of the products.
In addition to Khadi, the Clusters should cover traditional rural industries and village industries which should be in conformity with the KVI Act and norms.
The SFURTI project should aim to adopt the Growth Pole concept for triggering growth of the traditional village industries. A cluster of clusters approach must be adopted for the project to create cascading positive externalities with the scope of extension of the activities in a larger contiguous area.
The Clusters and the activities must have a critical mass, for ensuring economies of scale. Projects under SFURTI should be integrated value chain based and the project should be structured with interventions to address the gaps along the entire value chain.
End to End product clusters will enhance viability of the clusters. The project must ensure that substantial value addition takes place at the village/Cluster level for greater value capture and higher unit value realizations.
It must be ensured that as far as possible the entire value addition should be done at the cluster itself, so that maximum realization is done.
the project design and structure should specifically provide a plan for sustainability of the project activities, especially beyond the project period along with exit plan.
the project must be so structured such as to promote optimum utilization of infrastructure facilities through a range of activities. In case of multi-product Clusters, the possibility of setting up specialized CFCs for each product line, closer to the raw material base, could also be explored.
the project should allow involved and active participation of all members of the Cluster. NER projects should focus on the challenges in the region and came out with solution for these.
The Scheme would cover three types of interventions namely ‘soft interventions’, ‘hard interventions’ and ‘thematic interventions’.
Step 1- Visit the Official Website of SFURTI Yojana i.e. sfurti.msme.gov.in.-
Step 2- On the Homepage, Click on the Option “SignUP” button.
Step 3- The SFURTI application page will be displayed on the screen.
Step 4- Now Select Agency Type and Choose Organization Category under Choose Agency Option.
Step 5- The SFURTI Registration Form will be shown on the web browser page.
Step 6- Now enter the User Name, Email ID, Address, Pincode, State, District, Password, Mobile Number and Verification Code.
Step 7- After this, Click on Submit Button for the final submission of the registration.
Step 8- After Login Your SFURTI Account, Send New Proposal Details and Upload required documents.
Step 9- Finally, Click on the Submit Button of SFURTI Proposal Form.
Eligible organizations should submit their proposals to the respective state office or KVIC. Before sending the proposal for approval to the Steering Committee, they are scrutinized by the officials at the State and the Zonal levels.
The maximum amount that can be sanctioned under the scheme is ₹8 crores to support soft, hard and thematic interventions. It is eligible for a cluster with a requirement of 1000-2500 artisans.
The maximum time to implement the project under the scheme is 3 years.
The implementing agencies which include NGOs, Central and State government Institutions, Semi-Government Institutions etc. are responsible for marketing goods. These agencies have their own Sales outlets. Even a Private sector can form SPVs and promote the products.
KVIC is the principal agency to provide the training to artisans; it has its own training centres. Moreover, KVIC has also proposed to collaborate with different Professional organizations for skill up-gradation program.
The main aim of the SFURTI scheme is to properly organize the artisans and the traditional industries into clusters and thus provide financial assistance to make them competitive in today’s market scenario. Modern skills and equipment ensures sustainable employment and improve the marketability of the products.
The institutions that can apply under the scheme are as follows:
Soft interventions under the SFURTI project consist of following activities:
Hard interventions means creation of the following facilities:
The thematic interventions include:
The financial assistance provided for Revamped SFURTI is classified into three types of clusters, along with budget limit per cluster: