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Empowering Districts: ODOP Sampark Initiative Fosters Self-Reliance and Indigenous Industry Revival Across India

ODOP Sampark workshops in 15 states foster collaboration between the Centre and local sellers, reviving indigenous industries.

Shivam Dwivedi
Empowering Districts: ODOP Sampark Initiative Fosters Self-Reliance and Indigenous Industry Revival Across India (Representative Photo Source: @ODOP_IND/X)
Empowering Districts: ODOP Sampark Initiative Fosters Self-Reliance and Indigenous Industry Revival Across India (Representative Photo Source: @ODOP_IND/X)

Under its ‘One District One Product Sampark’ initiative, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is actively holding statewide events that represent a significant step towards achieving the goals set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and supporting balanced regional development. These events are designed to create awareness about the program and showcase inspiring success stories emerging from various districts across the nation. The stories presented during these workshops serve as powerful examples of ‘Atmanirbharta’ or self-reliance, emphasizing the revival of indigenous industries.

The workshops highlight collaborative efforts between districts, states, and the central government, underscoring a commitment to fostering balanced regional development.

Nationwide Showcases of ODOP Success Stories

Spanning across 15 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Goa, Maharashtra, and Meghalaya, the workshops have successfully showcased ODOP success stories through various media outlets. Coverage includes local and national newspapers in multiple languages such as English, Hindi, and regional languages.

Tangible Impact Through Proactive Initiatives

The tangible impact of ODOP Sampark becomes apparent through live interactions with sellers in workshops, revealing identified gaps in market linkages. In response, DPIIT has initiated proactive measures, including support for e-commerce onboarding, collaboration with states to formulate ODOP policies, enhancement of packaging strategies, and facilitating connections between sellers at the central level to boost domestic and global promotions.

Sensitizing Artisans and Farmers

These events have played a crucial role in sensitizing artisans and farmers about the Government’s ODOP initiative. Attendees are not only exposed to the cultural richness of each state but also witness live displays showcasing a diverse range of local offerings. The workshops serve multiple objectives, providing a platform to discuss state and central schemes, address doubts and challenges, showcase products, and raise awareness around initiatives benefiting artisans and farmers.

Collaborative Platform for Stakeholders

Initiated in collaboration with the Press Information Bureau (PIB) and State Governments, ODOP Sampark has emerged as a distinctive platform fostering collaboration among various stakeholders. Government officials, ODOP sellers, media representatives, and key stakeholders actively participate, creating a dynamic space for real-time insights, addressing challenges, and exploring opportunities faced by local industries.

Categorization of Products Under Various Sectors

States have identified one primary product from each district, with those having more than one product categorized as secondary or tertiary. These products span across various sectors, including Agriculture, Manufacturing, Handloom and Textiles, Handicraft, Food Processing, Marine, and services.

The collaborative efforts showcased in these events contribute significantly to the immediate growth and development of local industries, aligning with the overarching vision of self-reliance and indigenous industry revival set by the government.

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