Ministry of MSME
The Design Clinics Scheme represents a National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme initiative as part of their projected 10 schemes, to offer design expertise to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. In 2005, the Government of India announced the formulation of the National Competitiveness Programme to support and equip Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to adjust to the competitive pressure caused by liberalisation and moderation of tariff rates. Para 59 of the Budget Speech of 2005 reiterated its endeavour. to launch an effective instrument to help SMEs strengthen their operations and sharpen competition. The scheme was christened "Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme".