The main objectives of the scheme are to:
The Scheme would cover three types of interventions namely 'soft Interventions', 'hard Interventions' and 'thematic interventions'. The project outlay for various clusters is as follows:
*For NER/ J&K and Hill States, there will be 50% reduction in the number of artisans per cluster.
Soft Interventions: Max Rs 25.00 lakhs (100% scheme funding)
Hard Interventions: As per project requirement (75% scheme funding)
Cost of Technical Agency Rs 8 % of Soft and Hard interventions (100% scheme funding)
Cost of Implementing Agency/ Cluster Executive: Max Rs 20.00 lakhs (100% scheme funding).
Non-Government organizations (NGOs), Institutions of the Central and State Governments and, Semi-Government institutions, field functionaries of State and Central Govt.,
Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs), etc with suitable expertise to undertake cluster development.
The above eligible agency/organization has to submit the proposal to the State Office, KVIC and the same is to be scrutinized at State Level and Zonal Level before submitting to Scheme Steering Committee for approval.