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DLC Reasi approves Micro Processing Enterprise under PMFME

DC asks for constitution of Multi Departmental task force to help potential beneficiaries

REASI: Deputy Commissioner Reasi Charandeep Singh today chaired a meeting of Apex Level Approval committee to discuss the implementation and formalisation of Mirco Food Processing Enterprises (FME) Scheme in the district.

The meeting had a detailed discussion on the Prime Minister's Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme(PM-FME) for food processing of Agri products which will be supported by the Government of India under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

The meeting was attended by ADDC, Jyoti Slathia; Chief Planning Officer, Sunita Kanchan; Chief Agriculture Officer, S.S Chib; Chief Horticulture Officer Brij Vallabh Gupta; DLSMS Sandeep Sharma; DM NABARD Adharsh Gupta; BDO Reasi and Sarpanch Kolsar Gautam Sharma.

During the meeting, the CHO gave a detailed presentation on the PM-FME scheme. He informed that the scheme seeks to provide back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the eligible Project cost with a maximum ceiling of Rs. 10.00 lakh to individual Micro Food Processing units.

The beneficiary has to contribute a minimum of 10% of the Project cost, while the balance would be provided by banks as loan.

Meanwhile, the DLC approved 1 project under the scheme, while 2 others were kept under consideration and it was also informed that 7 more projects are in the pipeline.

After approval of the projects, DC exhorted upon the officers to monitor the sanctioned project closely and extend handholding support to the beneficiaries in getting access to credit, procurement and installation of the infrastructure along with branding and marketing of products for successful implementation of the scheme.

The DC also called for launching a robust publicity campaign to take the benefits of the scheme to the grassroots level. "We must also focus on proper Branding, Marketing of our products," the DC asserted

The Deputy Commissioner laid emphasis upon all the officers to work in a coherent manner and remove all the bottlenecks to facilitate early sanctioning of cases under PM-FPE ‘One District One Product programme'.

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