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ODOP & Districts as Export Hub schemes merged
New Delhi, Dec 8 (KNN)
ODOP initiative and Districts as Export Hub (DEH)' initiative have been operationally merged, informed Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Som Parkash in reply to a parliament question on Wednesday.
Central Government has initiated One District One Product (ODOP) in all States/UTs of the country, as a step towards realizing the true potential of a district.
It aims to fuel economic growth, generating employment and rural entrepreneurship, taking us to the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
The objective is to focus on District of the country as unit for converting into a manufacturing and export hub by identifying products with export potential in the District.
In this context, Districts Export Action Plans include specific actions required to support local exporters / manufacturers in producing / manufacturing identified products in adequate quantity and with the requisite quality, for reaching potential buyers outside India, thereby creating economic value.
These plans also include identifying and addressing challenges for exports of such identified products/services, improving supply chains, market accessibility and handholding for increasing exports, paving way for employment generation.
Andhra Pradesh has a total of 26 districts and about 13 of them have been covered in the DEH initiative.
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