(The Gist of PIB) Union Minister inaugurates capacity building component of PM-FME

(THE GIST OF PIB) Union Minister inaugurates capacity building component of PM-FME


Union Minister inaugurates capacity building component of PM-FME

  • PM-FME scheme was launched under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to provide financial, technical and business support for upgradation of existing micro food processing enterprises.
  • It has an outlay of Rs.10,000 crore over a period of five years from 2020-25.
  • Capacity building component will include training of Master Trainers (empanelled by states) by National institutes. Master Trainers would train the District Level Trainers who would in turn impart training to the beneficiaries.

Key highlights:

  • Training will be provided to individuals and workers of micro-food processing entrepreneurs, Members of SHGs/FPOs/Cooperatives, Government officials etc.
  • Assessment and certification of the training program under the capacity building will be provided by Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI).
  • On this occasion GIS One District One Product (ODOP) digital map of India was also launched. 
  • Under PM-FME, states have identified food products for districts keeping in view existing clusters and availability of raw material in the area.
  • GIS ODOP digital map of India will provide details of ODOP products of all states and facilitates stakeholders in value chain development.
  • The digital map also has indicators for tribal, SC, ST, and aspirational districts.

Salient features of the scheme:

  • Micro-enterprises to get Credit-Linked Subsidy @35% of the total project cost with ceiling of Rs. 10 lakh for upgradation of infrastructure and capacity addition.
  • SHGs to get Seed Capital for giving loans to members for working capital and small tools.
  • On site Skill Training and Handholding
  • Special focus on Women Entrepreneurs and Aspirational districts.
  • Transition from the Unorganized sector to the Formal sector.



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