News: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has informed Lok Sabha about the One District One Product Scheme.
About One District One Product Scheme (ODOP): One District One Product (ODOP) is an initiative towards realizing the true potential of a district. It aims to fuel economic growth and generate employment and rural entrepreneurship, taking us to the goal of AtmaNirbhar Bharat.
Aim: To identify one product per district based on the potential and strength of a district and national priorities. A cluster for that product will be developed in the district and market linkage will be provided for that.
Objective: To convert each District of the country into an Export Hub by identifying products with export potential. It also aims to address bottlenecks in exporting products and support local manufacturers.
- Under the initiative, the State Export Promotion Committee (SPEC) and District Export Promotion Committee (DEPC) have been constituted in several districts.
Significance: This initiative is seen as a transformational step towards realizing the true potential of a district.
Merging of One District One Product with Districts as Exports Hub initiative: The ODOP initiative has been operationally merged with the ‘Districts as Export Hub’ initiative. The Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Commerce is implementing this initiative.