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MSME clusters in Haryana, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu


9 months (2015–16)

Funding Agency

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)

Implementation Agency

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

People and key organizations

Partner organizations

SDAs, DICs, MSME-DIs, BEE, Cluster-level Industry Associations



A major barrier to the formulation of policies and programs on energy efficiency improvement in the MSME sector is the lack of comprehensive data on energy usage patterns among many MSME clusters. The energy consumption data for about 40 MSME clusters covered under the BEE SME Program and TERI-SDC partnership have already been collated and put on the SAMEEEKSHA website. Under its current partnership with SDC, TERI is collating energy data and preparing cluster profile reports on 100 more MSME clusters.

In order to complement the efforts to gather updated energy data on MSME clusters, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) is providing support to TERI to prepare cluster profile reports on MSME clusters in the three highly industrialized states of Haryana, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. These states host many of the 200-odd energy-intensive MSME clusters in India, covering industrial sub-sectors such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals (Ahmedabad, Vapi), metal casting and engineering (Chennai, Bhavnagar, Manesar, Panchkula, Samalakha), plywood (Yamunanagar), textiles (Panipat, Tirupur, Surat, Faridabad), cold storage (Kundli, Ahmedabad), and so on.

The project will collate the energy-related data of ten selected energy-intensive MSME clusters in the states of Haryana, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. A detailed cluster profile will be developed for each of the selected clusters. The information gathered will be shared among MSME stakeholders and policy makers through the SAMEEEKSHA platform.

Short-listing of ten new energy-intensive clusters
TERI/SSEF will select ten new energy-intensive clusters from the three states in consultation with State Designated Agencies of BEE and MSME-Development Institutes (MSME-DIs). In doing so, the project will ensure that there are no overlaps with other programs in the clusters selected.

Organizing cluster-level workshops
A cluster-level workshop will be organized in each of the clusters at the beginning of the cluster- level study. The workshops will be useful for ice-breaking with cluster stakeholders and also in disseminating the project activities in the cluster. The workshops, which will be jointly organized with the local industry associations, will bring together various stakeholders including MSME entrepreneurs, SDAs, MSME-DIs, academic institutions and financial agencies on a common platform

Energy data collection through interactions with major stakeholders
Information related to cluster location, size, technologies in use, products and their markets, energy sources and quantum of energy used, and CO2 emissions will be collected through interactions with industry associations, selected entrepreneurs, and state/cluster-level government agencies like District Industries Centres (DICs), State Designated Agencies (SDAs), and MSME-DIs.

Analyses of energy and technology-related data, broad identification of energy efficient options and preparation of cluster profile reports
Detailed analyses will then be undertaken of the total energy consumption and specific energy consumption of some of the major energy intensive equipments /processes. The typical unit-level energy data will be extrapolated to arrive at the total energy consumption (in tonnes of oil equivalent) at the cluster level. Each cluster profile report will also provide information about the typical production process, major energy conservation options and energy saving potential in the cluster.

Publication of the cluster profile reports and widespread dissemination among cluster and national-level stakeholders
The cluster profile reports will be printed for dissemination among key cluster and national-level industry stakeholders. A summary report of the ten cluster profiles will also be prepared. In addition, the cluster profiles and related energy consumption information will be uploaded on the SAMEEEKSHA website.


Mr Rana Pujari
Program Associate (Energy Efficiency)
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
The Capital Court, 104B/2
4th floor, Munirka Phase-III
New Delhi - 110067
Tel: +91-11-47474030

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