Balance and spread are the two crucial aspects of industrialisation. Overlooking these aspects has led to regional imbalance and wide belts of rural and urban poverty. At the C-IPD, continuous effort is made to reduce the gravity of this situation.

The focus of the centre is to make the SME sector more competitive in the global economic scene through integrated planning. To achieve this, the centre functions with an accent on promoting enterprise development programmes specific to prioritised sector, including income generation, infrastructure and environmental management.

Apart from training, the activities of the centre include programme evaluation studies, research projects, feasibility studies, potential surveys, programme and project implementation for central and state governments, rural enterprise promotion and infrastructure development.