Technology and Quality Upgradation have emerged as the two important attributes in enhancing competitiveness for any manufacturing industry. Cost of energy is an important component of the cost structure of any manufacturing unit. With the spiraling cost and uncertain supply, energy has already become a critical input in any modern manufacturing process and for cost competitiveness; MSMEs need to focus on economising on energy use. The small and medium enterprises have so far no compulsion to conserve energy and use energy in an efficient manner. The purpose of the scheme is to encourage and support energy efficiency for the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. Scheme address to the various facets of Quality and Technology Upgradation, the present scheme focuses on to the two important issues in enhancing competitiveness of the MSME sector, through Energy Efficiency and Product Quality Certification. The scheme also focuses on additional spin-offs for the MSME sector through clean development mechanism (CDM). An innovative concept of cluster based carbon credit aggregation centers (CCAs) has been planned under the scheme to initiate MSMEs to CDM benefit.
The above objectives of the Scheme will be achieved through the following major activities:
» Capacity Building of MSME Clusters for Energy Efficiency/Clean Development Interventions and other technologies mandated as per the global standards.
» Implementation of Energy Efficient Technologies (EET) in MSME sector/units.
» Setting up of Carbon Credit Aggregation Centres (CCA) for introducing and popularising clean development mechanism(CDM) in MSME clusters.
» Encouraging MSMEs to acquire product certification/ licences from National/International bodies and adopt other technologies mandated as per the global standards.
Study of Impact of the scheme, administrative and other miscellaneous items.
Scope of Work:-
Capacity Building of MSME Clusters for Energy Efficiency/Clean Development Interventions and other technologies mandated as per the global standards - Organizing Awareness Programme in clusters and Preparations of DPR.
Office of DC (MSME) will identify MSME clusters for conducting the awareness programme on Energy Efficiency Technologies (EET), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) etc. on the basis of the responses received from the MSME-DIs, cluster based associations and NGOs, technical institutions.