Case Study

Supporting Rajasthan’s Productive Clusters in the Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)

Client: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Sectors: Transport and Infrastructure, Economic Growth

Under this project, Technical Assistance (TA) is provided to the Industries Department, Government of Rajasthan to assist them in preparing a cluster development plan along DMIC for accelerated industrial development in Rajasthan.

The DMIC is India's most ambitious infrastructure program aimed at developing new industrial cities as smart cities and Rajasthan is a major DMIC partner as 60% of its area falls within the project influence area and 39% of the dedicated freight corridor passes through the state of Rajasthan. TA also undertakes capacity building of government officials on the design, development, and management of productive clusters and economic corridors. 

We provided following key services:
- State-level industry analysis 
- Identification of existing and potential clusters 
- Conduct an infrastructure gap analysis 
- Regulatory framework assessment
- Institutional assessment 
- Develop capacity building and training programs 

The key impact of the TA will be a more investment-friendly climate, improved competitiveness of industrial clusters in the Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor, and an increased employment rate in Rajasthan, in alignment with the state’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan. The outcome will strengthened government capacity to develop productive clusters and the economic corridor.

Key Experts

Rohan Krishna Principal Consultant