Industry body CII has welcomed the Haryana government\\\'s move to set up 31 Common Facility Centres (CFCs), saying that it is a much needed step towards strengthening the MSME sector.
Industry body CII has welcomed the Haryana government's move to set up 31 Common Facility Centres (CFCs), saying that it is a much needed step towards strengthening the MSME sector.
“This move will surely act as institutional support mechanism for the MSME sector which is facing severe slowdown. The CFCs will act as a platform for testing and establishing newer designs and prototypes as well. CII is of the view that CFCs under cluster format is imperative so as to make the processes and products more cost effective, marketable and self-sustainable,” said Jayant Davar, Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Northern Region.
He added that other northern states like Punjab, HP and J &K etc should also come out with such initiatives and set up Incubation Centers (workspace) facilities at low rents and help the youth with some capital investments to motivate them to implement their new and bright ideas.
The initiative will strengthen the collective action of the MSMEs in terms of technology up gradation, brand building and marketing, standardization of products and quality testing, Davar stated.
Aimed at injecting growth and competitiveness into the MSMEs, the Haryana Government has decided to set up 31 CFCs in public-private-partnership (PPP) mode under the Cluster Development Scheme to give the sector a decisive push.
“The CII has been continuously charting a roadmap for Indian MSMEs to become globally competitive both cost wise as well as quality wise. CII would support the government in setting up these centres to focus on adoption of automation and latest technologies. CII’s nine ongoing Clusters are already benefitting 61 companies,” said Raman Saluja, Chairman, CII NR Committee on MSMEs.