UDHAMPUR, March 16: A day long awareness camp on Prime Minister’s Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) was organised, today at Kupper Chang, Neeli Nallah, Udhampur district.
Sunil Sanmotra Sarpanch was the Chief Guest. A number of local farmers, SHG members, prominent citizens and PRI representatives attended the awareness camp.
Apart from Sarpanch of Neeli Nallah Panchayat, Area Marketing Officer Horticulture Planning & Marketing Department Udhampur (District Nodal Officer for PMFME), Dr Lalit Upadhyay Senior Scientist KVK Reasi, Ramakant Khajuria Manager J&K Bank Cambel Danga, Shiny Sharma DRP Udhampur, officers from Animal Husbandry & Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department addressed the gathering and made people aware about different aspects of the scheme.
The Area Marketing Officer informed that PMFME scheme was restricted to one product for one district. But, now the scheme is available to people as wish to set up unit for processing of any agricultural product. The scheme has a number of benefits like 35% subsidy, complete hand holding for registration under Udhyam, FSSAI, GST alongwith full guidance about Packaging, Labelling, Branding and Marketing.
Senior Scientist KVK Reasi informed people to take benefit of the PMFME scheme which not only shall open up a number of opportunities for them to export their products to different parts of the country outside J&K but also to different countries outside India.
Sarpanch, in his address, appreciated efforts of the government in reaching people, living in far flung areas, at their doorsteps in making them aware about different employment generation schemes of government of India.
AGMO Udhampur exhorted people to avail benefits of PMFME scheme and process local agricultural products to increase their shelf life as well as add considerable value to these products. Officers from Animal Husbandry Department also disseminated information about schemes promoted by their department.
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