National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme
The Government announced formulation of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme in 2005 with an objective to support the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in their endeavour to become competitive and adjust the competitive pressure caused by liberalization and moderation of tariff rates.
The National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) finalized a five-year National Manufacturing Programme. Ten schemes were drawn up including schemes for promotion of ICT, mini tool room, design clinics and marketing support for SMEs. Implementation is in the Public Private Partnership model. The National SC/ST Hubs association with NMCPwould be leveraged for SC/ST enterprises in areas of technology upgradation, promotion of ICT, design and marketing support.