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  • Context (PIB | PIB): The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved ODOP for 713 districts in 35 States/UTs under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme.

Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme

  • The PMFME scheme is an initiative under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the MoFPI.
  • It provides financial, technical and business support for setting up/upgradation of micro food processing enterprises in the country
  • Aims:
    1. to enhance the competitiveness of existing individual micro-enterprises in the unorganised segment of the food processing industry
    2. to promote formalisation of the sector (special focus on Farmer Producer Organizations and Self-Help Groups engaged in the agri-food processing sector)
  • Objectives:
    • Build the capacity of micro-enterprises through increased access to credit
    • Integration with the organised supply chain by strengthening branding and marketing
    • Increased access to common services
    • Strengthening of institutions, research & training in the food processing sector
  • It primarily adopts the One District One Product (ODOP) approach to reap the benefit of scale in procuring inputs, availing common services, and marketing products.

One District One Product Scheme

  • The UP Government launched ODOP, and later adopted by the GoI.
  • It is under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • It is a centrally sponsored scheme shared by the GoI and states in 60:40 contributions.
  • It is operationally merged with the ‘Districts as Export Hub’ initiative.
  • Aim: To foster balanced regional development across all districts of the country.
  • Idea: to select, brand, and promote one product from each district of the country.
  • Objectives:
    • To help districts reach their full potential
    • To foster economic and sociocultural growth
    • To create employment opportunities, especially in rural areas
  • Under the scheme, states/UTs identify the ODOP product for a district.
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