To motivate Dalit youth to enter the business & industry sector as entrepreneurs and to carve their own niche; To encourage them to contribute to the nation's economy through wealth creation and to spread the spirit of enterprise to other fellow members.
DICCI has 18 state chapters and 7 international chapters. Members of DICCI come from diverse range of manufacturing, services and construction sectors. It organizes trade fairs and training camps among other things, and carries out promotional activities for the Dalit MSMEs. The organization is headquartered in Pune.
In 2013 DICCI announced to float Rs 500 crore venture capital fund to promote SC/ST entrepreneurs. SIDBI became first investor in the fund by announcing Rs 10 crore.
DICCI has set up online SME portal to bring micro, small and medium Dalit entrepreneurs on the same platform as the Government, non-governmental organizations and not-for-profit organizations from across India to do business.
In February 2015 Telangana CM Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao announced one acre of land in Hyderabad and Rs.5 crore financial assistance for setting up of a Dalit entrepreneur incubation centre.