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Stakeholders’ consultative meet on SLUP held

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 9: A consultative stakeholder meeting on matters pertaining to State Level Up-gradation Plan (SLUP) studies under the new CSS – Prime Minister Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme was held today at Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Kohima.
The meeting discussed the role for inputs and suggestions for each District to enable the State Government to come up with a firm State Level Up-gradation Plan for effective implementation of the scheme. The meeting was held both in offline and online mode.
Commissioner & Secretary, Industries and Commerce Kekhrievor Kevichusa, in his keynote address, highlighted the Prime Minister’s Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme.
During 2020 Financial Year under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Gol, in partnership with the States, has launched an all India Centrally sponsored PM FME Scheme for providing financial, technical and business support for new and existing micro food processing enterprises. The Department of Industries & Commerce, being the State Nodal Agency for implementation of the PM FME Scheme, will be providing financial assistance and capacity building, technical and skill development support to existing food processing units, individual entrepreneurs, SHGS, cooperative societies and FPOs/FPCs to set up/upgrade micro food processing units across all the Districts.
Also under the scheme, the Department targets to set up Incubation centres in the Districts and provide seed capital money to SHG members.
As part of the PM FME Scheme implementation, the State nodal agency has engaged M/S Transgraph Consulting Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad, for preparation of the State Level Upgradation Plan (SLUP) Studies.
The SLUP comprises conducting of baseline assessment studies which will assess the existing situation in the State.
The Stakeholder Meeting deliberated on up-gradation of existing micro units under PMFME Scheme, selection of suitable places to form clusters in each district for One District One Product (ODOP) produce, firm level issues, marketing and branding issues, public infrastructure development and common facilities required for each District and the export potential for ODOP products of each district, etc.
Presentation of SLUP Studies was made by M/S Transgraph Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.
ODOP identified for 11 Districts in the State of Nagaland includes; Kohima – Pickle products, Dimapur- Pineapple products, Mokokchung – Coffee products, Wokha – Fish products, Peren – Naga King chilly products, Phek – Kiwi products, Kiphire (Aspirational District) – Kholar (Rajma) products, Tuensang – Kholar (Rajma) products, Mon – Large cardamom products, Longleng- Ginger products and Zunheboto- Soya.
(Page News Service)