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IMEDF team visited the Jungle Mahal Tasar Silk Cluster, West Bengal

IMEDF team visited the Jungle Mahal Tasar Silk Cluster, West Bengal

 IMEDF team visited the Lac & NTFP Cluster, Jharkhand

IMEDF team visited the Lac & NTFP Cluster, Jharkhand

Mat & Babui Grass Craft Cluster exhibit products at EXIM Bazaar, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 3rd to 6th September 2022

IMEDF Insights Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav August 2022 Special Edition launched

IMEDF Insights Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav August 2022 Special Edition launched

Channapatna Lacware Toys Cluster in Karnataka

Channapatna Lacware Toys Cluster in Karnataka will be participating at the Khilona India Toys and Games Fair 2022 being held between 26-28 July at the India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida.

The Lac and Other NTFP Cluster in Gumla

The Lac and Other NTFP Cluster in Gumla, Jharkhand was nominated as the Top Three Finalists for the Plan India Impact Awards 2022

The tribal artisans of Bamboo Crafts Cluster

The tribal artisans of Bamboo Crafts Cluster, Tapi, Gujarat exhibit their products at the Hariyali Teej and Rakhi Mela, Faridabad, Haryana

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Dindori Cold Press Oil Cluster

Dindori Cold Press Oil Cluster

Cold Press Oil Cluster, Dindori, gets approved in the 42nd SSC meeting. Transform Rural India Foundation (TRIF), Udyogini & IMEDF are partners in the cluster

Koraput Turmeric Cluster

Koraput Turmeric Cluster

Koraput Turmeric Cluster, Odisha gets approved in the 44th SSC meeting. Integrated Agency for Education, Environment and Technology (IAEET), Inquisit Consultants, and IMEDF are partners in the cluster.

Indigenous Farmers Organic Spice Cluster

Indigenous Farmers Organic Spice Cluster

Indigenous Farmers Organic Spice Cluster, Churachandpur, Manipur gets approved in the 43rd SSC meeting. Rural Women Upliftment Society (RWUS), Desert Resource Centre (DRC) & IMEDF are partners in the cluster

Nuapada Nutri Rice Cluster

Nuapada Nutri Rice Cluster

Nuapada Nutri Rice Cluster, Odisha gets approved in the 43rd SSC meeting. Inquisit Consultants, Lokadrusti & IMEDF are partners in the cluster

Sirsi Pepper & Cardamom Spices Cluster

Sirsi Pepper & Cardamom Spices Cluster

IMEDF, Easternghats Indigenous Foods & Crafts Pvt Ltd and Malenadu Education and Rural Development Society (MEARDS) are partners in the cluster.

TASAR-Jungle Mahal, Jhargram, West Bengal

TASAR-Jungle Mahal, Jhargram, West Bengal

TASAR-A Way Forward to Transform Lives in Jungle Mahal, Jhargram gets approved in 42nd SSC meeting. PRADAN, Tasar Development Foundation (TDF) & IMEDF are partners in the cluster

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Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation IMEDF

Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF) is the social enterprise development vehicle of the Development Alternatives Group and registered as a Nodal Agency by the Ministry of MSME, Govt. Of India. It is set up with an aim to boost an ecosystem for green and inclusive entrepreneurship that promotes and supports enterprise models.

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DA Digest: IMEDF Cluster Development gets recognised by United Nation as SDG Good Practice

06 July 2021

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IMEDFs' Cluster Development initiative gets recognised by the United Nations as SDG Good Practices

23 June 2021

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7 new clusters added to IMEDF's portfolio in Food & Beverages and Home Decor sector

11 June 2021

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Rope weaving cluster, Muzzafarnagar gets approved in 39th SSC Meeting under Ministry of MSME's SFURTI Scheme

11 June 2021

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Cluster Development

Cluster Development vertical of IMEDF has grown to be a unique Nodal agency as it is developing clusters in more than one sector.

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Retail Services

In this financial year 2019-20, IMEDF successfully developed a range of products encompassing the necessary support services to accelerate micro enterprise...

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udyaME

udyaME is a one of a kind digital platform that caters to the needs and aspirations of micro-entrepreneurs.

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Clusters across 12 States

Specialised Training on Processing of Essential Oils...

‘Soliga’, an isolated tribal community restricted to only Karnataka & Tamil Nadu, with a population of 40,000

Channapatna is a township in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka known for its handcrafted wooden toys, popularly known as “Gombegala Ooru”...

Natural dyeing in Bikaner district of Rajasthan dates back to early 1990s when villages around the harsh desert of Thar got hit by a major drought...

Vishkhapatnam Coffee Cluster is one of these clusters which employs more than 500 coffee producers from 127 villages with tribal communities of over 46,000 members...

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Is your Coffee from Chintapalle?

Chintapalle, Visakhapatnam

Heggodu village in Karnataka is home to 380 households. It is located in Sagara Block, famous for the Jog Waterfalls. It is also the base for the Charaka Natural Dye...

On most days, the residents of Chintapalle village in Visakhapatnam can be found in their coffee fields: patches of red surrounded by forests...

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The Red fields of Vishakhapatnam

Chintapalle, Visakhapatnam

COVID19 has shown the need to build strong, relational networks. Our Aromatic Essential oils cluster in Churachandpur, Manipur runs an orphanage with over...

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Development Alternatives

Development Alternatives (DA), the world's first social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development, is a research and action organisation striving to deliver socially equitable, environmentally sound and economically scalable development outcomes.

Our green technology innovations for habitat, water, energy and waste management, which deliver basic needs and generate sustainable livelihoods, have reduced poverty and rejuvenated natural ecosystems in the most backward regions of India.

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Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation

Indian Micro Enterprises Development Foundation (IMEDF) is the social enterprise development vehicle of the Development Alternatives Group and registered as a Nodal Agency by the Ministry of MSME, Govt. Of India. It is set up with an aim to boost an ecosystem for green and inclusive entrepreneurship that promotes and supports enterprise models through:

  • Transfer and adaptation of innovative technology based business models
  • Provision of credit and finance linkages for entrepreneurs
  • Capacity building through technical skill building for business planning and operations
  • Integration and mainstreaming of product and services into local and high value markets
  • Collaborate with institutions to create an ecosystem promoting cluster development

Vision

Promote inclusive growth and inspire environment sustainability through development of micro - enterprises.

Mission

Provide a range of high quality technical assistance and professional services essential for building successful micro-enterprises in a timely and cost effective manner.

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