SHOPIAN: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today chaired a meeting of the District Level Committee under Pradhan Mantri Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME).
The meeting discussed various issues relating to the structure and success of different units under PMFME and approval of beneficiaries/ cases in the district.
During the meeting, 03 cases were put up for discussion out of which one case was approved only.
Vaishya said that a focused attention is being given for upliftment of the socio-economic sector to generate employment opportunities for the local population. He said under this programme, the ongoing schemes of the government may also be converged to enhance the cost effectiveness of FPOs and create valuable infrastructure in the sector.
The DDC directed the concerned officers to coordinate with District Lead Bank Manager, Shopian and resolve bottlenecks relating to financial implications. He said that the objective of the scheme is to double the farmer’s income by enhancing the value of the products.
This can be done by increasing production on one side and diversifying the demand for additional produce by value addition and processing on the other hand, he added.
The DDC said that the FME scheme will provide a framework for value chain development and alignment of support infrastructure by identifying a unique food product with a special focus on perishable items in Agriculture produce and a food product widely produced in a district.
The DDC also directed the concerned to make correct exercise while preparing DPRs of various projects so that Banks and approving authorities take appropriate action on time.
General Manager, DIC, Tanveer Ahmed; District Lead Bank Manager, Gh Rasool Dar; Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer, Area Marketing Officer, Programme Manager, NRLM, besides, other officers of allied departments attended the meeting.
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