The quantum of assistance should be need based depending on the requirement of the cluster, the scope of the activities envisaged in the cluster development project, technical, financial and managerial capacity of the cluster development organization, level of maturity and track record of the cluster etc. The maximum permissible Central cost for each cluster will not exceed Rs.40.00 crore per cluster for a period of 5 Years. This is normally provided as grant. However, part of it can be considered as equity on case to case basis for individual project/s or where it assists in financial closure. Scheme of other Ministries like MSME, Ministry of Rural/Urban Development, Commerce etc. shall be sourced to fund the project.