Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Narendra Singh Tomar has virtually inaugurated the capacity building component of the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises scheme (PM-FME Scheme). PM-FME Scheme has been launched with an outlay of Rs 10,000 crore for a period of five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25. He also launched the GIS One District One Product (ODOP) digital map of India.
Under the capacity building component of the PM-FME scheme:
- The component envisages imparting training to food processing entrepreneurs, various groups, viz., self-help groups (SHGs), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Co-operatives, workers, and other stakeholders associated with the implementation of the PM-FME scheme.
- Training would be given to the master trainers through online mode, classroom lecture and demonstration, and self-paced online learning material.
- The master trainers will then train the district-level trainers, who will eventually train the beneficiaries.
What is GIS ODOP digital map of India?
It provides details of ODOP products of all the states and facilitates the stakeholders to make concerted efforts for its value chain development. The digital map also has indicators for tribal, Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and aspirational districts.