Madhya Pradesh Government sanctions Rs 22.75 crore for Namkeen Clusters in Ratlam
New Delhi, Apr 13 (KNN) The Madhya Pradesh Government recently sanctioned an amount of Rs 22.75 crore under Micro and Small Enterprises Cluster Development Program (MSME-CDP) to set up a “namkeen” (salty snacks) cluster in Ratlam, said an official.
According to the official statement, the cluster will be set up on 18.5 hectare land on Ratlam-Jhabua road and a sum of Rs 15.41 crore would be spent on infrastructure development in the first phase.
He said that 124 plots, with a total area of 87,629 square metres had been kept aside for such units and out of which 24 plots had been allotted to those interesting in establishing their business in the cluster.
To arrange the existing units in Ratlam in a planned and systematic manner the cluster was being developed and in the same direction, an Rs 15 crore plan is being prepared to set up mishtan (sweets) and namkeen cluster in Jabalpur area, he added.
The initiative to set up these clusters in Ratlam is taken by the Union government Micro and Small Enterprises Cluster Development Program (MSME-CDP).
The Union government Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises defines a cluster as a group of enterprises located within an identifiable and, as far as practicable, contiguous area and producing same or similar products or services. (KNN/YV)