Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) is a scheme by the Ministry of MSME to promote Cluster development for livelihood generation. Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) is the Nodal Agency to promote Cluster development for tribal beneficiaries. FIRST IIT Kanpur, has been entrusted to provide guidance as a Technical agency to various implementing agencies for establishing tribal entrepreneurial clusters. The initiative comes with a primary objective of empowering the rural/tribals artisans by enhancing the marketability of their products and equipping them with appropraite infrastructure for the same.


Scheme Offerings

Skill development and capacity


Institution development

Market promotion initiatives

Design and product development

Common facility centres

Raw material bank

Up-gradation of production


Training center

New media marketing

E-Commerce initiatives

Research & development initiatives

Developing institutional linkages

Rs 2.5 cr for a cluster of less than 500 artisans

Rs 5 cr for a cluster of more than 500 artisans

Program Objective

  • Objective 3

    Promotion of skill development and capacity building among traditional artisans of the associated clusters through training, exposure visits, and giving them access to appropriate equipment

  • Objective 4

    Strengthening the cluster governance systems with an active participation from stakeholders

  • Objective 5

    Building innovative and traditional skills, improved technologies, advanced processes, market intelligence and new models of public-private partnerships

  • Objective 6

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) foundations with expertise incluster development are encouraged to participate as Implementing Agencies.