Cluster Profile
1 Name Of Cluster Lucknow Chikan Embroidery
2 Place Lucknow
3 District Lucknow
4 State Uttar pradesh
5 No of firms (by type) 4000 
6 No. of workers 250000 
7 Turnover(Rs in Million's) 6000 Million
8 Associations in cluster Self Employed Women's AssociationDistrict Industries Center (DIC), Lucknow
Export Promotion Bureau, Lucknow
UP Trade Promotion Authorities, Kanpur
Handicrafts Marketing and Service Center, Barabanki
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), New Delhi
Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)
Handloom & Handicraft Export Promotion Corporation, New Delhi
Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), New Delhi Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
9 Major products Saris,
Table Covers,
Bed Sheet, and
Cushion Covers
10 Specific and relevant technical institutions (R&D, Testing Lab accredited) NA
11 Major markets Mumbai,
12 Major problems/prospects Subcontracting of production process
No designer input
Lengthy production time
No regular work to artisans
Very less wages to artisans
Poor workplace conditions of artisans
Abundance of artisans of only 4-5 styles of stitches
A majority of manufacturers are involved in producing low priced products, so that they make quick profits
No association or forum of SMES in the cluster
No proper linkage among manufacturers
No direct relation between artisans and manufacturers

13 Data source and updated on Diagnostic study of the Chikan Embroidery Cluster, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh by Pankaj Arya and Shilp Sadhana (Textile Block Printers Association) developed under the Cluster Development Agent Training Program of UNIDO CDP, New Delhi & the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad and sponsored by SIDBI