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HP&M Deptt holds awareness camp on PM-FME at Qamarwari

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SRINAGAR: The Directorate of Horticulture Planning and Marketing (HP&M) on Thursday organised a day-long awareness programme regarding Pradhan Mantri Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprise Scheme (PM-FME) under ODOP in Block Panzinara, Qamarwari of Srinagar.

The event was held as part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiya.

At the outset Nodal Officer PM-FME and the area marketing officer Srinagar Shama Manzoor highlighted the importance of spreading awareness among the public for motivating them to start entrepreneurial units and also encourage existing unit holders to expand their business by availing the benefits of the scheme with the help of financial institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, district Resource Person of PM-FME, Farah Tak shared information about the scheme and importance of One District One Product (ODOP) to generate employment besides the modalities and procedure of formation of cases to avail benefits with subsidy for establishment of entrepreneur units of PM FME.

She invited participants to approach the department where officers will handhold them in the DPR to start business with confidence.

Benefits of the scheme were also shared by Bashir Ahmed Wani of the concerned Department.

The J&K Bank representatives including Lead District Manager J&K Bank Abdul Majid Bhat and Cluster Head J&K Bank Reyaz Ahmad Wani while speaking at the awareness camp said that J&K Bank always facilitates entrepreneurs to avail financial help, provided the DPR is feasible and eligibility criteria is met as specified by department.

During the interactive session between potential applicants and Bank authorities, the representatives also addressed various queries and apprehensions on the spot and demanded that all the stakeholders including HP&M, JK Bank and entrepreneurs shall come on one platform to chalk out steps to make the entire process simple, easy and glitch free.

Almost ten applicants presented themselves before the DRP for online submission of their applications.

Meanwhile, a couple of entrepreneurs also shared their success stories of their growth with the intervention of the PM-FME scheme that increased their income and expanded their units.

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