Dulloo reviews ODOP Scheme, status of Lumpy Skin Disease in J&K

JAMMU : Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo today reviewed the progress under the Prime Ministers Formalization of Micro Food Enterprises (PMFME), One District One Product (ODOP) scheme.
The meeting was attended by senior officers of Agriculture Production Department in hybrid mode, besides the District Nodal Officers, District Resource Persons and Representatives of Financial Institutions of J&K Bank.
Special Secretary Agriculture Production Department (State Nodal Officer), Mohammad Farooq Dar gave a detailed presenta- tion during the meeting wherein it was informed that 437 applications were sub- mitted of which loans in 102 cases amounting to Rs 964 lakh has been sanctioned by J&K Bank and other finan- cial institutions in favour of the Food Processing Entrepreneurs.
He also gave the details of capacity building initiatives taken by SNA for the benefi-
ciaries and also the details of the promotional activities to be undertaken were also shared.
Additional Chief Secretary directed that the District Nodal Officers/ DRPs shall ensure submission of at least 10 applications per month and sanction of at least 5 cases per district from the Financial Institutions in order to meet aggregate target of 552 set by the Ministry of Food Processing Industry Govt. of India (MoFPI).
Dulloo instructed that all District Nodal Officers and lead Bank Managers shall be held accountable for sanction of loans. It was also informed in the meeting that the District Nodal Officers are
facing challenges with respect to sanction of loans from the JK Bank and other Financial Institutions.
He asked the bank repre- sentatives and DNOs of Reasi and Udhampur to sub- mit the details of cases to the State Nodal Agency, which have been rejected by the Banks for detailed analysis and taking corrective meas- ures.
The ACS was also direct- ed JKHMPC and JKAGROS to ensure implementation/ setting up of Common Incubation Center for Honey in Ramban and two Common Infrastructures, one each at Chadoora, Budgam and Samba for Jammu Division after proper and due dili- gence with respect to new
guidelines issued by the Ministry in this regard.
JKHMPC was instructed to expedite outsourcing of the completed CIC’s and fur- nishing utilization certificate to the SNA for necessary rec- onciliation with the Ministry.
It was also informed that M/s Transgraph Hyderabad who has been engaged by SKUST-K for State Level Upgradation Plan (SLUP) under the scheme shall sub- mit recommendations regarding the upgradation plan on or before 15 December-2022 for neces- sary approval.
Later, the Additional Chief Secretary, also chaired a meeting to review the sta- tus of Lumpy Skin Disease in Jammu and Kashmir.