India: Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to host ODOP summit in August


The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is preparing to host a “One District One Product” (ODOP) mega summit on August 10, to be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind, in order to stimulate traditional industries as part of its ambitious ODOP program. The event is likely to provide a major boost to the micro, small and medium industries (MSMEs) that form the industrial backbone of the state.

According to state MSME Minister Satyadev Pachauri, ODOP would integrate 20 million workers into MSMEs, a major Indian business daily reported.

The government is working on a multi-pronged strategy to promote ODOP and encourage entrepreneurs to participate and benefit from the concept.

In a first phase, the State will launch 1,000 ODOP points of sale in strategic locations such as train stations, while entrepreneurs will receive financial support. ODOP clusters are planned in Ambedkar Nagar, Etawah, Gautam Budh Nagar, Hapur, Barabanki, Agra, Kanpur City, Kanpur Dehat, Hamirpur and Fatehpur.

Amazon had already agreed to present traditional products representing 6 different neighborhoods.

The Banarasi silk sari industry of Varanasi, the carpet units of Bhadohi, the chikankari units of Lucknow, the leather goods sector of Kanpur and Agra and the ready-to-wear factories of Gautam Buddh Nagar will benefit from the program.

UP is home to nearly five million MSMEs and the sector is a critical cog in the state’s road map for economic development, including employment. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion Press Office – India


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