One District One Product
|One District One Product- Ahmednagar|
|The Government of India’s Department for Promotion of Industry, and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, introduced the ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) initiative to promote local entrepreneurship and empower rural areas by harnessing their traditional skills and industries. The program aims to create sustainable livelihood opportunities and foster economic growth at the district level.
The ODOP Initiative is the manifestation of the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, to foster balanced regional development across all districts of the country. The idea is to select, brand, and promote one product from each district of the country for enabling holistic socioeconomic growth across all regions. The mandate of the ODOP initiative includes identifying, understanding, and solving problems associated with each of the chosen products at all points in their respective supply chains, improving the market accessibility of the chosen products, and dedicated handholding of the producers to harness the full potential of the chosen products. Access the full list here .
|Ahmednagar District ODOP|
|Maharashtra has been actively pursuing the ODOP promotion initiatives. A total of 72 ODOP’s, comprising both industrial and agricultural sectors, have been identified from all 36 districts of Maharashtra. Under this initiative, the ODOP products identified for Ahmednagar district are Sugar and Dairy Products.
Ahmednagar district is on the fore-front in co-operative movement in the country owing to the strong presence of Sugar factories, distilleries, spinning mills, paper mills, milk federation, dairy etc. in the co-operative sector and a few co-operative industrial estates. The district has well road network connecting it to all the mega markets in the country. It can be said that the district is the ‘Gateway’ of Marathwada and Vidarbha to Mumbai. The north belt of the district is richer in water resources with the help of Godavari and Pravara rivers and south belt is dry land except few spots in Shrirampur and Parner.
Sugar: Ahmednagar has 26 Sugar manufacturing and processing units contributing 11% of total Maharashtra sugar exports in FY 2021-22 (till January 2022). Refined sugar such as white sugar, cane sugar, brown sugar is prominent produce from the district.
Dairy Products: District is famous for skimmed milk powder, milk powder, butter, ghee, cheese and other products. Highly modernised dairy processing units are responsible for dairy revolution in Ahmednagar. There are 10 prominent Dairy products processing units in Ahmednagar district.
|ODOP Action Plan of Ahmednagar district|
|Nodal Officer details and helpline number|
|Name: Mr. Nishant Suryawanshi
Department: District Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Guidance Center
Designation: Assistant Comssioner
Contact Number: 09421690248
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Helpline Number: Citizen’s Call Centre – 155300
(Active during 10 am to 6 pm; Monday to Friday except government holidays)