By getting all the facilities under one roof, the skill will increase with income. The government’s intention to ‘one district, one product’ (ODOP) is beginning to pay off. Common facility centers (CFCs) will play an important role in this.
It is expected that in the districts where CFC will be established, the facilities of testing lab, design development center, raw material, common production center, logistics, packaging, leveling and barcoding etc. are available under the same roof. 25 to 50 percent of service will increase by one and a half times. Due to the training, the products will become competitive in quality and price. With this, more people will come forward to enrich their tradition.
Buttons are made from the horns of animals. Products of horn-bone (horn) are also the ODOP of this district. Finished buttons were sent to China for finishing. After coming from there, they were exported according to the demand. Now finishing machines, button processing units and wood seasoning and accessory plant have been installed in the CFC. It is estimated that this will increase the income of the artisans there by 25 to 50 percent and will directly or indirectly provide employment to 1000 people.
Similarly, the Kalanamak paddy associated with Lord Gautam Buddha is the ODOP of Siddharthnagar. The CFC will have a processing mill, controlled temperature warehouse and vacuum packaging facilities. This will increase its sales four times in exports and the number of cultivators to 30 thousand.
These few examples are proof of how serious Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is about this flagship scheme launched about two and a half years ago. Under the same roof, the skilled and other people associated with the ODOP scheme got all the facilities from training to finishing. For this, the government plans to make CFCs in every district. A CFC will cost a maximum of Rs 15 crore. The government will bear 90 percent of the cost and the rest will have to be done by the concerned organization.
It may be known that a few days ago the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of 13 such centers. Of these, there are two CFCs each at Ambedkar Nagar, Lucknow, Bareilly, Unnao, Agra, Sitapur, Siddharthnagar, Sambhal, Varanasi, Azamgarh and Saharanpur and Moradabad. These centers will start functioning in six months. There are about one and a half dozen centers and pipelines in place now. Apart from this, two CFCs of Bareilly, Ferozabad, Amroha, Agra and Gautam Budh Nagar were also released under Assistance to Status for Development of Export Infrastructure and Other Activities Scheme – ASIDE Scheme.
Additional Chief Secretary (Small, Micro and Medium Industries) Navneet Sehgal said that Uttar Pradesh’s exquisite handicraft art is famous for its rich tradition. Every product of every district has its own identity as its specialty.
He said that it is the intention of the Chief Minister that with the help of technology, these products should be made competitive in quality and price, so that every section associated with it benefits. People will get employment at the local level and there will be overall development of the state. With this intention, with the establishment of CFC, training is also being done for branding, marketing, credit, finance and skill development of the people concerned.