From Shopian apples to Samba mushrooms, govt to prepare roadmap for export of ODOP
Post by Sameer Showkin Lone on Saturday, November 19, 2022
Srinagar, Nov 18: The government has reconstituted a committee to prepare a roadmap for the export of the “One District One Product” scheme.
The committee will prepare a roadmap for an actionable export and financial roadmap, reads an order issued by Secretary to Government, General Administration Department, Dr Piyush Singla.
The committee will be headed by Administrative Secretary Agriculture Production Department with Administrative Secretary Industries and Commerce Department, Director, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Kashmir/Jammu; Director, Horticulture, Kashmir/Jammu; Director, Industries and Commerce Kashmir/Jammu, Director, Handloom and Handicrafts Kashmir/Jammu, Managing Director J&K Trade Promotion Organisation, Representative to Development Commissioner Union Ministry of Commerce, Representative of Director General of Foreign Trade, Govt of India, and the senior representatives from Punjab National Bank, NABARD, Reserve Bank of India, APEDA, J&K-UTLBC as members.
The J&K government had earlier rolled out a “One District One Product” scheme selecting a unique product from all the 20 districts of J&K. The approved list incorporated Jammu for Dairy products; Rajouri for Spices; Poonch for Mutton and Poultry processing; Kishtwar for Walnut processing; Doda for Walnut processing; Ramban for Honey processing; Udhampur for Pickles and Jam; Reasi for Organic vegetables; Kathua for Spices, Samba for Mushroom.
Similarly, for the Kashmir division, the approved list incorporated Anantnag for Trout Fish; Pulwama for Saffron; Shopian for Apple; Kulgam for Apple/Spices; Srinagar for Flowers; Budgam for Exotic vegetables; Baramulla for Dairy products; Kupwara for Walnut; Ganderbal for Honey; Bandipora for Processed Poultry/Mutton.
A total of 537 units have been allocated to J&K under the scheme with a 35 percent subsidy with a ceiling of Rs 10 lakh per unit.