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Workshop on the creation of food processing micro-enterprises within the framework of the CSS-PMFME program organized in B’pora – India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News

BANDIPORA: Bandipora Sheep Husbandry Department today organized a one-day sensitization program on the centrally sponsored program “PM-Formalization of Microfood Processing (PMFME) Program” at the complex RSETI from Bagh, here.

The workshop witnessed an overwhelming turnout of aspiring entrepreneurs interested in setting up food processing micro-enterprises.

All members of the District Level Screening Committee (DLSC) of the PMFME program were present at the event.

At the outset, the district sheep farming officer, Dr. Showkat Hussain Ahangar, presented the overall scenario and outlook of the food micro-processing sector in UT. He urged young people to set up their own individual micro-enterprises and take advantage of the credit-linked grants available under the scheme.

He asked participants to self-register for support under the program and to visit the PM-FME portal homepage to register.

Dr. Showkat further stated that interested youth who wish to avail the benefits of the program can contact the District Resource Person (DRP) for assistance in the application submission process, support in preparing the DPR, getting a bank loan, etc.

The LDM Bandipora informed the participants that credit guarantee cover for loans offered under this program will be provided to the borrower under the Micro and Small Enterprise Credit Guarantee Trust through of the National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company on their usual terms.

CHO, CAO and CAHO have deliberated on the goals and objectives of the program which mainly focus on the competitiveness of existing individual micro-enterprises in the

unorganized segment of the food industry and promote the formalization of the sector. They emphasized milk, poultry, vegetable and fruit processing, and said all departments are working in synergy to improve, explore livelihood opportunities for youth in the micro- food processing.

Experts from KVK, HPMC and JKEDI focused on technical assistance, guidance capacity building, branding and product marketing. They assured interested young people of all kinds of support to start their businesses in the food processing sector.