Haryana launches first of its kind PADMA programme2 min read
Chandigarh, February 23, 2022: Haryana Government today will launch PADMA, an ambitious, Programme to Accelerate Development for MSME Advancement’ (PADMA). This initiative aims at designing and implementing developmental interventions focused on micro and small enterprises at the block level, by leveraging cluster approach, to give a thrust to sustainable employment and entrepreneurship opportunities as well as promoting balanced regional growth.
Under the programme, special emphasis shall be given to the promotion of locally relevant products and it will provide an opportunity to state farmers to broaden their horizon – from producers to processors.
The programme aims to encourage holistic socio-economic development across Haryana. Positive organic growth has been witnessed in the industrially advanced districts. This trend is expected to continue, and a concentrated effort is required to significantly scale up growth in developed districts and initiate targeted cluster-based interventions in industrially developing districts.
The districts which are still developing, require special impetus from the state government. Thus ensuring, that the youth across the State is provided with equal local opportunities to grow and prosper and be a part of the formal economy.
With this intent, a product in each block of the 22 districts in the State has been identified based on the locally available resources, existing MSME ecosystem, stakeholder consultations, raw material availability, demographic profile and growth potential to create sustainable and cost-effective clusters.
For each block, one new mini-industrial cluster shall be developed by the state government with an intent to develop a vibrant ecosystem around the selected product to strengthen the entire value chain of the product. It is envisaged that each cluster shall constitute several new MSMEs, along with Common Facility Centres (CFCs) and Business Development Service (BDS) hubs.
The mini-industrial cluster will also host training facilities to equip the entrepreneurs, artisans and workers to overcome technical and awareness challenges faced by them.
The objectives of the PADMA
Designing and implementing developmental interventions focused on micro and small enterprises at the block level, by leveraging the cluster approach, to give a thrust to sustainable employment and entrepreneurship opportunities is one of the most pivotal objectives of PADMA.
Along with this PADMA will also encourage holistic socio-economic development and a robust industrial ecosystem at the block level, besides empowering the state’s youth to set up new enterprises by providing them opportunities to grow and be a part of the formal economy.
PADMA also aims towards the promotion of locally relevant products and provide an opportunity to state farmers to broaden their horizon – from producers to processors.
The Directorate of MSME is the nodal department for the overall execution of the PADMA programme. Besides the Directorate of MSME, other related departments namely, HSIIDC, Department of Industries and Commerce, Town and Country Planning Department and Skill Development and Industrial Training Department will collaborate and provide the necessary support for smooth execution of the programme.