New Delhi. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that 5,000 clusters (artisans) can be started for artisans under the Pragati Yojana by speeding up the clearance processes and ending red tape. The ministry has launched the scheme of the scheme of fund for regeneration of traditional industries with the objective of developing traditional industries and helping artisans.
Under this, traditional industries and artisans will be organized through packages, so that they can be made competitive and their income can be increased. Under the scheme, support is given for creating infrastructural facilities through common facility centers, purchase of new machinery, banks for raw materials and improvement in packaging. The Minister said that there is a need to expedite the steps to make such packages.
He said, "Out of the 371 packages announced, only 82 are actually working and if the red tape is abolished, the goal of constituting 5,000 packages can be easily achieved". Asked to look into the issues related to it and solve the problems so that those packages can come into operation which are not working now. The minister said this after the inauguration of 50 Pig packages based in 18 states. The Ministry has provided Rs 85 crore for the development of these 50 packages.