Last week, the list of “One District One Product” under the Formalization of Food Processing Enterprises Scheme was finally framed at a meeting chaired by Navin Kumar Choudhary , Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production & Farmers’ Welfare Department.

Taking into consideration the feedback received from a number of stakeholders, the Principal Secretary gave the final touch to the list of “One District One Product” under the Scheme.

The finalized list encompassed Jammu for Dairy products; Rajouri for Spices; Poonch for Mutton and Poultry processing; Kishtwar as well as Doda for Walnut processing; Ramban for Honey processing; Udhampur for Pickles and Jam; Reasi for Organic vegetables; Kathua for Spices, and Samba for Mushroom.

Anantnag for Trout Fish;  Pulwama for Saffron; Shopian for Apple; Kulgam for Apple/Spices; Srinagar for Flowers; Budgam for Exotic vegetables; Baramulla for Dairy products; Kupwara for Walnut; Ganderbal for Honey; Bandipora for Processed Poultry/Mutton has been incorporated in the finalized list, as per the reports.

Previously, the meeting, attended by senior officers of Agriculture and its allied Departments, talked in detail about the potential of each and every district..

During earlier discussions, Navin Choudhary declared that 537 units have been granted to J&K under the Scheme. “A total 35% subsidy with the ceiling of Rs 10 lakh per Unit will be offered for boosting the existing units and the new units of Micro Food Processing Enterprises,” he further said.

The attendees of the meeting include-Director, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Director, Animal Husbandry, Kashmir/Jammu; Director, Command Area Development, Kashmir/Jammu Director, Fisheries, Kashmir/Jammu; Kashmir/Jammu; Director, Horticulture, Kashmir/Jammu; Director, Horticulture P&M, J&K; Director, Sheep Husbandry, Kashmir/Jammu; and other related administrators.

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