Design Clinics Scheme for Design Expertise To MSMEs Of India's Manufacturing Sector

PIB Features
With Inputs from the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India

  • The total scheme budget is Rs.73.58 crore, out of which Rs.49.08 crore will be the Government assistance and the balance amount will be contributed by the beneficiary MSMEs.
  • About 200 clusters will be covered under the scheme.
Objectives
  • To bring the MSME sector and design expertise into a common platform.
  • To provide expert advice and solutions to design problems, resulting in continuous improvement and value addition for existing products.
Activities
  • Setting up of Design Clinics Centre along with four regional centres for intervention on the design needs of the MSME Sector.
  • A Project Monitoring and Advisory Committee (PMAC) under the chairmanship of AS & DC (MSME) will be responsible for approving proposals for setting up of design center in Delhi and regional centers, approving proposals for seminar and panel of designers/design consultants/design institutions, sanctioning of design projects for individual MSMEs/group of MSMEs/students, etc.
  • National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad has been designated as the Nodal agency for the scheme.
Design Awareness – Seminar and Workshop
  • The Government contribution, not exceeding Rs.60,000 (Rs Sixty Thousand only), will be admissible for the conduct of each seminar.
  • For the conduct of a workshop (including preparation of the Design Need Assessment Survey report), Government assistance will be to the extent of 75% of the admissible cost, restricted to Rs.4,00,000 (Rs Four Lakh only), The remaining amount will be contributed by the participating MSMEs.
Design Projects

  • The funding support will be given by way of a grant up to a maximum of 60% of the total approved project cost or Rs.9.0 lakh, whichever is less, in case of a individual MSME or a group of not more than three MSME applicants.
  • The support will be up to a maximum of 60% of the total approved project cost or Rs.15 lakh, whichever is less, in case of a group of four or more MSME applicants.
  • Under the scheme, Government assistance upto 75% (subject to maximum of Rs.1.5 lakh) of the expenses incurred in respect of approved final year student projects done for the MSMEs.