The Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) has travelled a long journey of more than fifty years achieving new horizons in the social, industrial and financial sectors through its multi-dimensional activities. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) entered unique collaboration with RCCI with the objective to initiate employment and income generation activities through promotion of Micro and Small enterprises initially in the two growth oriented sub-sectors namely ‘Textile’ and ‘Gems & Jewellery’. This orientation Phase I started in October, 1998 and need based demand oriented purposeful interventions were carried out till September 2001.
The Phase II (1.10.2001–30.9.2006) was focused on the various interactions and interventions for upliftment and empowerment of Micro entrepreneurs/Micro enterprises in the sub-sectors – Wool & Woolen Products, Rural Craft & Culture, Agro & Food Processing and Textiles.
The Phase III (1.10.2006 to 30.9.2008) focused on;
i) Promoting innovation/creativity among group of Artisans, SHGs, MSEs through supporting extra ordinary activities which otherwise do not get support from mainstream Institutions.
ii) Training, Capacity Building of Group of Artisans, SHGs, BDSPs and MSEs on need based and demanded skills.
iii) Strengthening of BDSPs through specific support/capacity building for their sustainability.
iv) Leveraging of resources from other development agencies, Government Departments in favour of Artisans, MSEs, BDSPS.
v) Capacity Building of RCCI Project team members on specific skills, and
vi) Documentation of interventions and success stories