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Narendra Singh Tomar Virtually Inaugurated Capacity Building Component of PM-FME & launched GIS ODOP Digital Map of India

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Shri Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated the capacity building component PM-FME SchemeOn November 18, 2020, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) virtually inaugurated the capacity building component of the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises scheme (PM-FME Scheme). He also launched the Geographic Information System (GIS) One District One Product (ODOP) or GIS ODOP Digital Map of India.

  • The Minister of State (MoS) Rameswar Teli, MoFPI was also present during the occasion.

What is 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.

  • Under this, the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) will provide training and research support to the master trainers while Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI) will provide assessment and certification of the training program.
  • It will be done in partnership with State Level Technical Institutions through online mode, classroom lecture and demonstration, and self-paced online learning material.
  • The Master Trainers will train the District Level Trainers, who will further train the beneficiaries.

About Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises scheme (PM-FME Scheme)

Launched under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, with an outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore over a period of five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25, the scheme envisions to directly assist the 2,00,000 micro food processing units for providing financial, technical, and business support for upgradation of existing micro food processing enterprises.

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.

Recent Related News:

i.On the lines of doubling the income of farmers by 2022, the first ever virtual “CII Agro & Food Tech: India – International Food & Agri Week” was organized from October 16-22, 2020 which was virtually inaugurated by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) during the 14th edition of the Agro and Food Tech.

ii.To commemorate the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi i.e. on October 2, 2020, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has launched a 3 months long nationwide campaign of financial inclusion and literacy initiative “Gram Sampark Abhiyan”. It was launched by Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on the lines of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.

About National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM):
Vice Chancellor– Dr. Chindi Vasudevappa
Location– Sonepat, Haryana

About Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT):
Director– Dr. Anandharamakrishnan Chinnaswamy
Location– Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu