ODOP Sampark in Kohima; review meeting on PM


Invest India and Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade in collaboration with the department of Industries, Nagaland, and Press Information Bureau organized One District One Product (ODOP) Sampark at Hotel Vivor here on Wednesday.
The event was graced by the special secretary, DPIIT, Sumita Dawra; development commissioner, Nagaland, R. Ramakrishnan, and Commissioner and Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Nagaland, Kekhrievor Kevichusa.
The event was organized to create awareness regarding the efforts of DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through its two flagship Initiative One District One Product (ODOP) and PM Gati Shakti (Logistics).
Addressing the Sampark, Sumita highlighted the efforts of DPIIT and Invest India in conducting a National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) drive in Kohima, Nagaland on June 20 for chili from Nagaland, which was attended by over 30 chili farmers from Kohima. She said efforts will be undertaken to improve the logistics facilities for ODOP products from Nagaland like chili, turmeric, kiwi, pineapple, etc, through the Krishi UDAN scheme, expanding railway connectivity, etc.
She also informed that Union Budget 2023-24 has allocated Rs 5000 crore for the construction of Unity Malls across the country which will function as a one-stop marketplace for ODOP products across the country.
Sumita also highlighted that Rs. 145 crore have been allocated to Nagaland for the construction of a Unity Mall in Dimapur, aimed at promoting and showcasing the state’s ODOP offerings.
At the event, local officials representing the departments of Industries, Agriculture, Horticulture and APEDA also highlighted the need for an integrated Customs Depo, a dedicated Krishi rail wagonup to Dimapur, and connectivity under the Krishi Udan Scheme for connectivity of organic products.
In reply, the special secretary assured that the matters will be proactively taken up with all concerned ministries/departments under the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan.
The official from Invest India also highlighted the efforts of DPIIT under the ODOP Initiative for the empowerment of Indian products through interventions like design sensitization workshops, ODOP GeM Bazaar on Government e-Marketplace, ODOP exhibitions, etc.
The event also witnessed an ODOP exhibition of ODOP products from Nagaland including Chili, fish, coffee, turmeric, etc.
Under ODOP, over 1000 products from various sectors have been identified from the 761 districts of the country for their cultural significance, production capabilities and export potential. The broad objective was to create sustainable development at district level while promoting the holistic socio-economic development of the district. It also aims to foster balanced regional development across all districts of the country.

Review meeting on PM GatiShakti
A review meeting on PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP) under the chairpersonship of Special Secretary (Logistics) with officials of Government of Nagaland was held at Kohima on June 21. The objective of the meeting was to promote wider adoption of PM GatiShakti for holistic planning, bring more vigor and build synergy with all the stakeholders of the PM GatiShakti NMP.
The meeting was addressed by chief secretary of Nagaland, J Alam, and Special Secretary (Logistics), DPIIT, government of India, Sumita Dawra.
Over 30 officials from government of Nagaland comprising the members from Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) and Network Planning Group (NPG) of State attended the meeting.
Special Secretary, Sumita Dawra, in her presentation addressed the adoption of PM GatiShakti with a holistic approach and demonstrations of best practices by ministries and states.
A DIPR report informed that since the launch of PM GatiShakti National Master Plan, Nagaland has created a requisite framework in terms of Institutional Arrangements/Policy Formulation for alignment with PM GatiShakti framework.
Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS), Network Planning Group (NPG), and Technical Support Unit (TSU) have been constituted in the State comprising various departments like Power, Roads, Urban Development, Tourism, Transport etc. As on June 13, 2023 out of 30 mandatory data layers, 21 (total/partial) have been integrated in the State Master Plan (SMP) platform. Data layers such as Forest, Eco sensitive zones, Village habitations, Economic areas, Roads, etc have been integrated.
As part of Special Assistance Scheme for the States under Part-II for the FY 2022-23, an amount of Rs 28.43 crores was disbursed for the projects mentioned below.
• Modern Aggregation Centre at Longnak, Mokokchung
• Modern Aggregation Centre at Changtongya, Mokokchung

  • Integrated warehouse and distribution center at Meluri, Phek
  • PM GatiShakti Data center at Kohima
  • Modern Aggregation Centre at Pfutsero, Phek
    Five projects submitted as part of the State Annual Action Plan have been mapped on the SMP. Development of Customised tools important for economic and social infrastructure planning and for decision making has been under discussion with BISAG-N.
    The meeting concluded with the following remarks from Sumita Dawra. It may be noted that PM GatiShakti is a transformative approach launched on October 13, 2021 by Prime Minister for planning & building next generation infrastructure in the country, thereby promoting multimodal logistics connectivity to improve both Ease of Living as well as Ease of Doing Business.
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