One District One Product Workshop

To commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a Government of India initiative to rejoice 75 superb years of progressive India, its wealthy historical past, tradition, and nice achievements, the “Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari” Campaign will run from April 25 to April 30.

As a part of the marketing campaign, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries organized an ODOP-based workshop on the Processing and Value addition of Walnuts in Kishtwar district, Jammu and Kashmir, beneath the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme.

Ashok Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Kishtwar, officiated on the occasion. The ODOP workshop aimed to set the stage for all food-tech stakeholders to impart, talk about, and acquaint stakeholders with new rising developments in meals processing and technological innovation within the Kishtwar district.

The inaugural speech was delivered by Vishesh Paul Mahajan, Director, Horticulture (Planning and Marketing), Jammu and Kashmir. He emphasised the significance of the micro meals processing sector as a development driver for the Indian economic system, in addition to the federal government’s efforts to encourage meals processing in India by means of the PMFME Scheme. Sh. Sunil Singh, District Nodal Officer, Kishtwar, moderated the occasion.

The workshop featured eminent trade audio system who shared their insights for micro-enterprises and farmers trying to scale walnut-based merchandise on a home and international scale.

Ashok Kumar Sharma, Dy. Commissioner, Kishtwar, was one of many distinguished audio system. Dr Brij Paul SMS (PP), Dept. of Horticulture, Kishtwar, spoke in regards to the ODOP’s relevance to the district. Speaking on the event, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar appealed to orchardists/farmers to return ahead and play a proactive function within the implementation of the departments’ rolled-out schemes so as to improve the revenue of those farmers.

The district administration can also be engaged on the institution of a Model “Mandi” within the district, in line with Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar. He additionally said that fifty Kanals of land alongside the nationwide freeway within the district have been recognized for the institution of the mandi, which can present a standard platform for the show, sale, and advertising and marketing of the product, in addition to present farmers with national-level entry.

Khalid Malik General Manager, DIC, Kishtwar carried out a session on “Potential Opportunities and Technologies for Micro-Entrepreneurs”

Dr. Syed Zameer Hussain, Head, Division of Food Sc. & Technology, SKUAST-Ok, carried out a session on “Scope and future strategies for Processing and value addition of Walnuts in J&K, particularly in District Kishtwar”.

The ODOP Workshop, a part of the Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari Campaign, is a one-of-a-kind initiative by M/o Food Processing Industries, with the help of distinguished trade specialists, to coach and information farmers within the Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir in making knowledgeable selections so as to scale up their meals enterprise in walnut processing within the present state of affairs.

In addition to the varied eminent visitor audio system, the occasion drew round 300 farmers, orchardists, and authorities officers from throughout the UT, in addition to meals processing micro-enterprises. It was additionally efficiently streamed dwell, with a big turnout from all stakeholders.

First printed on: 26 Apr 2022, 08:21 IST



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