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800 SFURTI Clusters to be set up
Mar 24, 2015

To promote traditional industries and create employment in rural areas and prepare action plan to ensure successful interaction and create platform for the exchange of ideas/thoughts on cluster developments, a National level workshop on revamped SFURTI (Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries) was organized recently in New Delhi. 

  • During this 5 year plan 800 SFURTI clusters will be set up which will be a great boost to the Khadi and Village Industries.

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has been promoting millions of traditional rural artisans and entrepreneurs of the country and is providing employment opportunities. 

  • Modernization of Khadi and village industries is the key to increase more number of job opportunities at the rural and grass root level without affecting the environment. This new phenomenon would enhance sustainable opportunities in this field. 


The overall progresses of SFURTI are as under: 

  • 51642 Artisans have been covered. 

  • 34292 Artisans have been trained. 

  • 126 Common Facility Centers have been established. 

  • 1706 Self Help Groups (SHGs) are formed. 

  • About 55 percent beneficiaries of SFURTI scheme are women and this has been able to provide equity and empowerment to the women. 

  • The benefit has gone to marginalised section of the community (70 percent in Khadi and 82 percent Village Industries). 

  • 16 Technical Agencies took part in the process of implementation of programme. 

  • 132 Sales outlets covering 62796 sq. ft. area have been renovated 

  • Income of Artisans has been enhanced by 65 percent in Khadi and 38 percent in Village Industries. 

  • New Model Charkha for spinning was introduced and that has increased not only productivity but also their earnings as well as improved quality of the product.
     
  • Hundreds of new designs across the clusters is an asset to the industry. The programme given life to the clusters up to a great extent. 

  • The target for the revamped SFURTI Clusters under 12th five Year Plan to set up 800 Clusters under KVI and Coir with an outlay of Rs.850 Crore to cover 4 lakh Artisans across the Country. Assistance from Multilateral Development Bank is also to be leverage to extend support under SFURTI Programme.

 


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