Challenges of Promoting Clusters in North East India

Cluster development is a buzz word today. Starting from the Ministry of MSME to Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Textiles, Food Processing to National Scheduled Caste Development Corporation, OBC Development Corporation the list is endless. Developing Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through cluster approach is a globally proven approach and there are numerous success […]

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Umden Eri Cluster – Meghalaya

The Umden Eri cluster is a traditional cluster which is located in the Ri- Bhoi district of Meghalaya. The cluster is located in a hilly area and has a moderate climate which is suitable for rearing of silk worms. The cluster comprises of 17 villages which are located within a range of 12 kms. The […]

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Pyranga Eri Cluster, Boko, Assam

The climatic condition prevailing in the entire North Eastern Region (NER) is suitable for commercial exploitation of all four varieties of silk i.e., Mulberry Silk, Tasar Silk, Muga Silk & Eri Silk. Specially Assam has a favorable agro-climatic conditions for healthy growth and development of the Eri Silk. The tradition of Eri rearing, spinning and […]

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Greater Imphal Jewellery Cluster

Inherently the people of Manipur have had a thirst for gold jewellery and it had great importance in the princely state of Manipur since times immemorial. Jewellery had been a symbol of social status among the kings, queens, royal attendants and even the masses of Manipur. The Greater Imphal area comprises of the twin districts […]

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Bogulamari Jute Cluster – Dhubri

Dhubri is called the “Land of Rivers” as it is covered three sides by rivers. Dhubri was an important commercial centre and had a busy river port particularly for jute and amongst other resources, jute is one resource which is available in abundance and the jute craft industry has evolved as an important economic activity […]

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