Monday, November 28, 2022

Seminars on PMFME held in Kohima, Noklak

Seminars and workshops on Prime Minister Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, a central sector scheme to support unorganised micro food processing units, were held in Kohima and Noklak districts on Thursday.
Kohima: During the programme in the DIC conference hall Kohima, DIC Kohima functional manager, Sihangle Wanth stated that the ministry of Food Processing Industries launched PM FME Scheme through package support and services.
According to a DIPR report, Sihangle informed that some of the objectives under the scheme included capacity building of entrepreneurs through technical knowledge; skill training and hand-holding support services; increased access to credit to existing micro food processing entrepreneurs for technology upgradation support to farmer producer organisations (FPOs), etc.
Shangle also stated that the scheme would adopt a One District One Product (ODOP) approach to reap the benefit of scale in terms of procurement of inputs, availing common services and marketing products.
Informing that a cluster would extend beyond one district, the states would identify food products for a district, keeping in perspective the focus of the scheme on perishables.
Speaking on modalities and process flow of the scheme, DIC inspector Lhoushevikho Lhoushe informed that applications would be invited at district level on an ongoing basis for units interested in availing the benefits under the scheme.
He informed the following lists of mandatory documents required for new individual applicants—Aadhaar copy of promoter/guarantors; address proof; utility bill, which is not more than two months old of any service provider; (electricity, telephone, post-paid mobile bill, piped gas, water bill) or property of municipal tax paid receipt or ration card (individual) or permanent residence certificate (PRC)/NOC from vilage/locality/concerned authority; pan card of concern photocopy of bank statement and bank passbook for the last 6 months; quotation of machinery.
Noklak: In Noklak district, the seminar & workshop on CSS-PMFME scheme was held in the conference hall of the DC Noklak.
According to a DIPR report, SDO (C) Noklak C. Phuniang said PMFME scheme would support farmers, producer organisations, Self Help Groups, cooperative societies and new and existing entrepreneurs.
Phuniang pointed out that unless people were self-reliant, the country would not be called self-reliant. In this regard, he encouraged the gathering to avail the benefits under this scheme.
Expressing hope that PMFME scheme would be successful in the district, he urged upon the stakeholders to work for the successful implementation of the same in Noklak district.
In the welcome address, SDIC Noklak functional manager Nyeipa Phom requested the participants to learn about the scheme and its benefits while PMFME Noklak district resource person Chongkoi delivered the keynote address
In the technical session, resource person of the programme was SDIC Noklak inspector of Industries, M. Yangdikhum Sangtam who spoke on PMFME while Noklak district resource person Kongpe spoke on modalities and sharing of portal details and how to apply.
Later, Noklak district resource person, Thanghoi spoke on support to food processing units and eligibility criteria.

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