On December 23rd and 24th, SF Consultant, in collaboration with COHANDS held a two-day workshop called “Empowering Cluster Artisans Through Leadership: Transition From Learning To Responsibility of SFURTI Clusters” at Jacaranda Hall in the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

The main goal of the workshop was to hand over 23 functional artisan clusters to their respective SPVs (Special Purpose Vehicles), which was one of the first in its kind in SFURTI. During the first day of the workshop, representatives from each of the 23 clusters shared their journey and the challenges they faced while implementing their projects.

In addition to this, subject experts from various domains addressed the workshop and discussed various topics such as cluster development approaches, Industry 4.0, e-commerce, and IT. There were also discussions with stakeholders on important aspects such as convergence, reporting systems, compliance, and handholding.

We sincerely thank Shri B. B. Swain sir, Secretary, Ministry of MSME, GoI, Shri Shailesh Kumar Singh sir, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, GoI, Shri Shantmanu sir, IAS – Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, GoI, Shri Ratnesh Kumar Jha sir, Executive Director (Public Grievances), Railway Board, Shri Supriyo Ghosh sir, Director – ARI, SFURTI, Ministry of MSME, GoI, Shri V. P. Thakur sir, Regional Director (H) o/o Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Ministry of Textile, GoI and Executive Director, COHANDS, and Shri Pradeep Kumar Singh, Under Secretary – KVI, Ministry of MSME, GoI, for their valuable time.

The entire team at SF Consultant was grateful to be a part of this event and learned a lot from the speakers. The guests also congratulated COHANDS and SF Consultant for their efforts in making the clusters sustainable and appreciated the artisans for their skills and talent.

It was a successful and informative workshop that highlighted the importance of empowering clusters and supporting them in their transition from learning to responsibility.