IMEDF conducted a three-day Capacity Building Session on Enterprise Development for PRADAN, Manjari Foundation, PRAN, and Chaitanya Foundation from April 17-19, 2023 at Madhya Pradesh.

IMEDF team conducted a three-day Capacity Building Session on Enterprise Development for PRADAN, Manjari Foundation, PRAN, and Chaitanya Foundation from April 17-19, 2023, in Madhya Pradesh.

Uma Barnwal, a pickle-manufacturing entrepreneur from Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh selected among the Top 28 entrepreneurs of the SIDBI Udyami Saathi Challenge.

O3 IMEDF-SFURTI clusters participated at Swavalamban Mela, Crafts Museum, New Delhi from March 22-27, 2023

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IMEDF Matcraft cluster, West Bengal case study published among Top 10 in ACCESS Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case study Compendium 2022. The theme was Climate Resilient Livelihood Models

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IMEDF Initiatives


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

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Women Participants


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...


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...


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...


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.


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


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


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