What We Do

Research, Survey, Studies

Study Title : Study of Cooperatives for Integrated Cooperative Development       Project./Preparation of Detail Project Report
Sponsored by : National Cooperative Development Corporation, New Delhi.
Time line : April, 2011 – December, 2011
Objectives :
  • To generate the Baseline data for the project in the selected district and targeted sectors  i.e. Agriculture sector with focus on  Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS), Block Unions, District Cooperative Federation, Primary Marketing Societies (PAMS), Allied sector (Horticulture, Handloom, Fisheries etc.), Rural and Industrial sector, and Cooperative Banking sector.
  • To prepare detailed profile of the District/Blocks covering demographic, sociological, economic, financial, infrastructural & cooperative structure of the selected areas;
  • To study the linkages of ongoing developmental activities of the proposed sub-projects especially in the cooperative sector;
  • To study the existing organizational structure, role, functions, strengths & weaknesses of various cooperatives and suggest improvements.
  • To develop a four year plan for different sectors with special reference to sustaining the growth and development of sectors mentioned above.
Coverage : Cooperatives of agriculture, rural, industrial, and allied sectors, and District Cooperative Bank Branches in Saharanpur, U.P.

Study Title : Study of Cooperatives for Integrated Cooperative Development       Project./Preparation of Detail Project Report
Sponsored by : National Cooperative Development Corporation, New Delhi.
Time line : June, 2011 – July, 2012
Objectives :
  • To generate the Baseline data for the project in the selected district and targeted sectors  i.e. Agriculture sector with focus on  Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS), Block Unions, Primary Cooperative Marketing Societies (PCMS), Allied sector (Dairy, Fisheries), and Cooperative Banking sector.
  • To prepare detailed profile of the District/Blocks covering demographic, sociological, economic, financial, infrastructural & cooperative structure of the selected areas;
  • To study the linkages of ongoing developmental activities of the proposed sub-projects especially in the cooperative sector;
  • To study the existing organizational structure, role, functions, strengths & weaknesses of various cooperatives and suggest improvements.
  • To develop a four year plan for different sectors with special reference to sustaining the growth and development of sectors mentioned above.
Coverage : Cooperatives of agriculture, rural, industrial, and allied sectors, and  District Cooperative Bank Branches in Hamirpur, U.P.

Study Title : Diagnostic Study of Textile Waste Cluster
Sponsored by : Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Time line : June – September, 2008
Objectives :
  • To get insights into the Textile Waste Urban Cluster and understand its structure, existing status in terms of skills deployed raw materials, technology, processes, backward and forward linkages, export potential, the stakeholders as well as role of cluster actors.
  • To identify the critical gaps in the operation of the cluster and scope for improvement of the same.
  • To develop a plan of action based on the hardware and software interventions required to sustain the growth and development of the cluster.
Coverage : Different segments in the textile waste cluster of urban areas of Amroha, J.P.Nagar district.

Study Title : Diagnostic Study of Battery and Inverter Cluster
Sponsored by : Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Time line : June – September, 2008
Objectives :
  • To get insights into the Cluster and understand its structure, existing status in terms of skills deployed raw materials, technology, processes, backward and forward linkages, export potential, the stakeholders as well as role of cluster actors.
  • To identify the critical gaps in the operation of the cluster and scope for improvement of the same.
  • To develop a plan of action based on the hardware and software interventions required to sustain the growth and development of the cluster.
Coverage : Danishmandan, Nanak Road, Amroha, J.P.Nagar district.

Study Title : Diagnostic Study of Cotton Waste Cluster
Sponsored by : Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Time line : June – September, 2008
Objectives :
  • To get insights into the Cotton Waste Cluster and understand its structure, existing status in terms of skills deployed raw materials, technology, processes, backward and forward linkages, export potential, the stakeholders as well as role of cluster actors.
  • To identify the critical gaps in the operation of the cluster and scope for improvement of the same.
  • To develop a plan of action based on the hardware and software interventions required to sustain the growth and development of the cluster.
Coverage : Different segments in the cotton waste cluster of rural areas of Amroha, J.P.Nagar district.

Study Title : Diagnostic Study of Chandi paper Cluster
Sponsored by : Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Time line : June – September, 2008
Objectives :
  • To get insights into the Cluster and understand its structure, existing status in terms of skills deployed raw materials, technology, processes, backward and forward linkages, export potential, the stakeholders as well as role of cluster actors.
  • To identify the critical gaps in the operation of the cluster and scope for improvement of the same.
  • To develop a plan of action based on the hardware and software interventions required to sustain the growth and development of the cluster.
Coverage : Chandi paper cluster of Shahbazpur village, Asmauli block, Moradabad

Study Title : Diagnostic Study of Band Baza Cluster
Sponsored by : Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Time line : June – September, 2008
Objectives :
  • To get insights into the Cluster and understand its structure, existing status in terms of skills deployed raw materials, technology, processes, backward and forward linkages, export potential, the stakeholders as well as role of cluster actors.
  • To identify the critical gaps in the operation of the cluster and scope for improvement of the same.
  • To develop a plan of action based on the hardware and software interventions required to sustain the growth and development of the cluster.
Coverage : Meerut district

Study Title : Study of Cooperatives for Integrated Cooperative Development       Project.
Sponsored by : National Cooperative Development Corporation, New Delhi.
Time line : April, 2004 – July, 2004
Objectives :
  • To generate the Baseline data for the project in the selected district and targeted sectors  i.e. Agriculture sector with focus on  Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS), Farmers Coop. Service Societies (FCS), Large Size Agricultural Societies (LAMPS), Primary Marketing Societies (PAMS), Allied sector (Dairy, Poultry, Sericulture etc.), Rural and Industrial sector, and Cooperative Banking sector.
  • To prepare detailed profile of the District/Blocks covering demographic, sociological, economic, financial, infrastructural & cooperative structure of the selected areas;
  • To study the linkages of ongoing developmental activities of the proposed sub-projects especially in the cooperative sector;
  • To study the existing organizational structure, role, functions, strengths & weaknesses of various cooperatives and suggest improvements.
  • To develop a five year plan for different sectors with special reference to sustaining the growth and development of sectors mentioned above.
Coverage : 375 Cooperatives of agriculture, rural, industrial, and allied sectors, and 10 District Cooperative Bank Branches in Firozabad and Chitrakoot.

Study Title : SWOT Analysis of Women Self Help Groups 
Sponsored by : Unicef , Lucknow
Time line : April - June, 2003
Objectives :
  • Assessment of status of Women SHGs in terms  of their internal processes and   management system.
  • Identification of opportunities available for short as well as long term intervention   for micro-enterprises.
  • Identification of a few potential women SHGs in project area for setting up micro- enterprise.
  • Assessment of training needs  & intervention  to facilitate the process of micro-enterprise.
Methodology : Questionnaires, Focus Group Discussion, Interview and Desk research
Coverage : Thirty SHGs of Lalitpur, Balrampur, Badayun

Study Title : A Study on PMRY in Uttar Pradesh: Market linked Potential Projects
Sponsored by : Directorate of Industries, U.P., Kanpur
Time line : 1999 - 2000
Objectives :
  • To study the districts with perspective of financial resources, availability of technical back up, potential for projects, explore the market potential of different projects.

Methodology : Four different questionnaires were administered to those involved in the PMRY scheme. Policies and plans for the promotion of micro-enterprises were also studied in depth.

Study Title : A Diagnostic Study on Textile and Footwear Industries
Sponsored by : DCSSI and DIUP
Time line : 2002-03
Objectives :
  • Review of existing status of target sectors
  • Identification of problems & issues
  • Role  of different departments and agencies in  development of the sector.
  • Assess  the potential for development of industries in target sectors
  • Suggest and recommend for development of industries in target sectors
Coverage : Ambedkar Nagar and Faizabad

Study Title : Study on Policy-based Government Credit for Promoting SSIs in UP.
Sponsored by : Small Industries Develpoment Bank of India (SIDBI)
Time line : 1997-98
Objectives :
  • An overview of SSIs at the national level and in U.P.
  • Current status of SSI financing and outlook for its improvement.
  • Constraints in promoting SSIs &  counter measures for improvement.
  • Consolidation of basis for organizing SSIs aiming at the creation  of vehicle  to channel lending.   
  • Possibility of creating credit cooperatives.
  • Role of PBGG in the efficiency of  commercial lending.
Methodology   Desk Research, Questionnairs, Discussion and Interviews.
Coverage : Five financial Institutions, banks and fifty sample SSI units in  major concentrations,    carpet industry (Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Varanasi), sports goods  industry (Meerut), and leather industry (Kanpur)

Study Title : Study on Rural Non farm sector in  Mirzapur Districts.
Sponsored by : Bankers Instt. of R.D., Lucknow.
Time line : 1989-99
Objectives :
  • Identification, mapping and profiling of Rural non-form sector and a review of policy framework;
  • Identification and rationalization of high growth,  high share and emergent  sectors and identification of  major  activities in each sector;
  • Assessment of potential in terms of units, employment,  output, infrastructure and needs for technical upgradation,  development of marketing channels and entrepreneurship development;
  • Preparation of selected project profiles and  entrepreneurial case studies;
  • Evolving an action plan for the period of five years.
Methodology : Questionnaires, focused discussions
Coverage   Six village panchayats in each of five development blocks  of Mirzapur Haats &  Markets (10), Industrial  Units (196), Retail  outlets, Bank Branches (19) and 59 other respondents.

Study Title : A study of Small Entrepreneurs in Informal Small Sector (Dispersal Diagnosis and Institutional Support)
Sponsored by : Industrial Development Bank of India, Bombay
Time line : 1988-89
Objectives :
  • To determine the major causes that have led to the units not registering themselves with the DICs.
  • To study the factors which have helped the unorganized small scale Industries   to  operate  effectively without the support of the DIC.
  • To identify the spread effects of such units over a period of time in a particular area or sector.
  • To study the supportive measures available to the informal sector by the govt. agencies.
  • To examine the problems faced by the unorganised sector.
Coverage : A sample size of 152 in Brass industries, Moradabad, Lock industries, Aligarh and Carpet, Durries, Pottery industries, Mirzapur.