Chandigarh: The Haryana government has focused on 'cluster development' as one of the strategies for industrial development and there is a proposal to set-up Common Facility Centres in partnership with the industry.
These Centres would address the common needs of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the areas of R&D, technology upgradation support, standardisation of products, quality testing and marking facilities and marketing initiatives with promotion of branding of products, a spokesman of Haryana Industries and Commerce Department said in Chandigarh on Thursday.

He said the detailed project reports in case of four clusters have been prepared and out of which the MSME Ministry has given approval in case of three clusters—Footwear Cluster, Bahadurgarh; Print and Pack Cluster, Karnal and Home Furnishing Cluster, Panipat.

"Diagnostic Study Reports in case of other eight clusters have also been prepared, of these work on preparation of detailed project reports of four clusters is underway," he said.

He said that the detailed project reports in case of three clusters under Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS) of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Union Government has also been prepared and are currently under consideration with the Centre.

He said the Department of Industries and Commerce, Haryana has also undertaken a fresh survey of industrial units established and operating in the state. "It is simultaneously intended to create a database of the number of existing and operating industrial units along with those in the process of being established," he added.


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