One Product One District scheme: Govt’s new programme to take out special products

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According to the Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, the central government will quickly unveil a ‘One Product One District’ programme for each district in the country to widen the outreach and accessibility of their special product not just in our country but across the globe. Piyush Goyal stated during the release of Ease of Doing Business ranking of states and union territories on September 5th that, they will soon be opening a programme wherein every district is a country focusing all its energies to enlarge the outreach of their unusual or special product not only to the length, breadth and indoors of India but to the entire world.

The minister told that the Commerce and Industry Ministry is quickly working with all the states on the programme. For this, the ministry along with the private sector has also recognized 24 products for which the government is concentrating on thepartnership with the business to develop their reach.

By taking this effort, the government is planning to give a Rs 20 lakh crore improvement to India’s manufacturing output. Goyal further added that in all these 24 sectors, they are very confident and they can add at least Rs 20 lakh crore worth of industrial output in India in the coming five years. This will deliver crores of job opportunities, expand economic activity in the country and will lead the way to India’s rightful place in the world. The minister also asked states to partner with the government, industry associations, private sector for expanding the footprint of these 24 sectors apart from identifying new thoughts and products where India can become a world player.

A total of 24 products has identified by the commerce and Industry Ministry along with the private sector for which the government is directing on a partnership with the industry to expand their reach. The minister said that the Commerce and Industry Ministry is rapidly working with all the states on the programme.

The annual rankings of states, which initiated in 2015, based on the implementation of Business Reform Action Plan, enclosed 12 business regulatory areas plus access to information, labour, single window system, environment, etc. Andhra Pradesh followed by Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Gujarat were the top ten states out of the 36 states and union territories.

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