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Central government is focusing on food processing units in Jammu and Kashmir, especially micro food processing enterprises. In this direction recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir chaired ALAC for implementation of PMFME Scheme in J&K.

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At the outset, a detailed presentation was given by the Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Production Department, where he briefed the meeting about the broad contours of the PMFME Scheme.

The meeting was informed that three Common Incubation Centres (CICs) are being established‐‐one each in Baramulla, Anantnag and Jammu districts of the UT and where under One District One Product (ODOP) theme: Apple, Fish and Dairy processing lines are being setup at an estimated cost of around Rs 6.68 crore.

The meeting was also told that these CICs are likely to be commissioned by the end of August, 2022.

During the meeting, it was also highlighted that an amount of Rs 30.58 lakh was provided as seed capital to 105 Self Help Groups (SHGs) under the programme through SRLM for upgradation of units involved in Food Processing.

It was also brought out that District Resource Persons (DRPs) have been nominated for all the districts who have been entrusted with the task of preparing and submitting DPRs under the Scheme.

The Approval Committee was informed that 28 food processing units of different categories have been established under the programme.

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