United Nations Industrial
Development Organization
      Cluster Development Programme - INDIA
 
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Clusters In India
 

A cluster is a sectoral and geographical concentration of micro or small & medium enterprises (SMEs), faced with common opportunities and threats. Such a configuration can:

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Give rise to collective benefits, for example through the spontaneous inflow of suppliers of raw materials, components and machinery or the availability of workers with sector specific skills.

Favour the creation of providers of specialised technical,
administrative and financial services;

Create a conducive environment for the development of inter-firm co-operation as well as of co-operation among public and private institutions to promote local production, innovation and collective learning.

Some Facts
 

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Around 400 SME and 3500 artisan clusters are estimated to exist in India.

These clusters contribute up to 60 percent of India’s manufactured exports.

The micro and SME clusters in India are estimated to have a significantly high share in employment generation.

 
View list of Indian SME Clusters
View list of Indian Artisanal Clusters