Rs 250 cr provision for ODOP scheme

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Rs 250 cr provision for ODOP scheme

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

For promoting entrepreneurship spirit in youth and with its focus on all-round development of the state, the Yogi Adityanath government has made a provision of Rs 250 crore for the ODOP (One District One Product) scheme. This is one of the flagship schemes of the Yogi government.

To provide skill development and impart training to the traditional artisans of urban and rural areas and to keep them updated with the latest technology, the government had earlier launched the Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana. In this regard, a budgetary provision of Rs 30 crore has been proposed by the government.

Similarly, to promote the art of clay artisans of the state, a budget of Rs 10 crore has been proposed for the Mati Kala Board. Also, a budgetary provision of Rs 100 crore has been made for the Chief Minister Youth Self-Employment Scheme.

Under the Chief Minister Gramodyog Rojgar Yojana, interest-free loans up to Rs 10 lakh for general women and reserved category beneficiaries and on 4 per cent annual interest for male beneficiaries of general category, are targeted to be made available through banks.

The government has also taken the decision to revive the closed spinning mills of UP State Spinning Company and set up industrial parks/locations/clusters under the PPP model. For this, a provision of Rs 100 crore has been proposed in Uttar Pradesh's budget for 2021-22 fiscal.

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