Agriculture Ministry finalizes One District-One Focus Product

The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in consultation with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has finalized the products for One District One Focus Product (ODOFP).

The products have been identified from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries and aquaculture, marine sectors for 728 districts across the country.

The list of products has been finalized after taking inputs from the States/UTs and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

These identified products will be supported under the PM-FME scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries which provides incentives to promoter and micro-enterprises.

Many products also include convergence of resources and approach from the other departments.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare will support ODOFP from its ongoing centrally sponsored schemes such as MIDH, NFSM, RKVY, PKVY.

The implementation of ODOFP by State Governments will benefit farmers and provide support for realizing the expectations of value addition and subsequently enhancing agricultural exports.

The products for various districts include paddy (40 districts), wheat (5),  coarse cum nutri cereals (25), pulses (16), commercial crops (22), oilseeds (41), vegetables (107), spices (105), plantation (28), fruits (226 districts), floriculture (2), honey (9), animal husbandry/dairy products (40), aquaculture/marine fisheries (29) and processed products in 33 districts.