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Awareness camp on HADP, eNAM, PMFME scheme & CSSs held at Fruit Mandi Parimpora

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SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 19: A one-day awareness program on Holistic Agricultural Development Program (HADP), Pradhan Mantri Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME), eNAM and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) was today held at Fruit Mandi Parimpora, Srinagar.

The camp, organized by the Area Marketing Office Horticulture Planning & Marketing Parimpora Srinagar was attended by Farmers, Traders, PRIs, and multiple Business Unit Holders of the area interested in upgrading their existing units/setting up new units etc.

Besides, Officers of the Horticulture Production Department, Agriculture Department, Manager J&K Bank Parimpora, District Resource Person etc were also present at the event.

The experts from different allied departments deliberated on the schemes pertaining to the Horticulture Sector in detail.

Area Marketing Officer Srinagar, Shamma Manzoor in her speech apprised the participants about the Departmental Activities.

Marketing Inspector, Shabir Mufti apprised the audience about HADP, PMFME, eNAM and other CSSs pertaining to the Food Processing Sector in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir and the need to integrate the existing unorganized Micro-food Processing Units of the district.

To accomplish the objective of a self-reliant India (AatmaNirbar Bharat), the Officer apprised that the Govt. is providing a 50% subsidy under the HADP program and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries provides financial, technical and marketing support to upgrade the existing micro-food processing units/establish new units under PMFME thereby integrating around two lac micro-food processing enterprises in the unorganized sector with the formal supply chain.

The Manager of J&K Bank Branch Fruit Mandi Parimpora, Nisar Ahmad Shah explained to the participants the financial assistance and subsidy disbursement process at the Bank level.

The District Resource Person, PMFME, Wali Mohammad apprised the participants about the different requirements/formalities of the project under the said scheme financial assistance, technical knowledge and preparation of DPRs were discussed threadbare with the participants.

The educated unemployed youth were urged to set up their own micro-food processing units and avail of a credit-linked subsidy of 35% of the eligible project cost with a maximum ceiling of Rs 10.00 lac per unit and interest subvention of 3% available under the scheme.

He requested that interested applicants contact him for assistance in the submission of applications, DPR preparation, follow-up of cases at the bank-level, etc.

At the end spot assistance was provided to the beneficiaries to register them under the different schemes.

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