SME Times News Bureau | 21 Jul, 2021
The One District One Focus Product (ODOFP)
programme cover products of agriculture and allied sectors for 728 districts of
the country, said Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra
Singh Tomar on Tuesday.
The Government has decided to converge resources
from ongoing centrally sponsored schemes such as Mission for Integrated
Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Food Security Mission (NFSM),
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY),
schemes of Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying for ODOFP.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI)
provides financial support under Centrally Sponsored Pradhan Mantri
Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme (PM FME Scheme) for
One District One Focus Product.
PM FME provides financial, technical and business
support for upgradation of existing micro food processing enterprises etc.
The scheme adopts One District One Product (ODOP)
approach to reap the benefits of scale in terms of procurement of inputs,
availing common services and marketing of products.
The identified products have potential for both
domestic demand and export.
PM FME scheme envisages strengthening backward and
forward linkages, provision of common facilities, incubation centres, training,
research and development (R&D), marketing and branding.
The enhanced capacity of processing and value
addition in agriculture and allied sector products is for better price
realization by the farmers. This scheme is being implemented for a period of
five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25.
This information was given in a written reply by Tomar
in Lok Sabha.