Farmers’ awareness camp on PMFME held at Panchayat Marothi

Udhampur : A one day awareness camp was organized today by Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department Udhampur under Prime Minister’s Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) here at Panchayat Ghar Marothi of Udhampur district.

Pinky Devi, DDC Member Latti -Marothi was the chief guest. A large number of local farmers, SHG members, prominent citizens and PRI representatives attended the awareness camp.

Area Marketing Officer Udhampur (District Nodal Officer for PMFME), Business Development Manager APEDA, Branch Manager J&K Bank Sudh Mahadev, District Agriculture Officer, SMS Horticulture, BPM JKSRLM Chenani addressed the gathering and made people aware about different aspects of the scheme.

The Area Marketing Officer informed about the PMFME scheme and said that earlier it was restricted to one product for one district, but now the scheme is available to set up processing units of any agricultural product.

“The scheme has a number of benefits like 35% subsidy, complete hand holding for registration under Udhyam, FSSAI, GST along with full guidance about Packaging, Labelling, Branding and Marketing” he added.

The Business Development Manager APEDA encouraged the farmers to avail the opportunities to export their products not only to different parts of the country but also to different countries outside India.

The DDC Member appreciated the government for its efforts towards reaching out to people living in far flung areas to make them aware about different employment generation schemes of the government of India.

Pinky Devi, exhorted people to take benefit of PMFME scheme and process local agricultural products to increase their shelf life as well as add considerable value to these products.

 

 

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