Bhubaneswar, December 4: The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Department has decided to promote and foster the SHGs involved in production of the take home ration “Chhatua” under the PMFME scheme, said an official release
The MSME Department, the nodal department in implementing Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme under which, inter alia, women SHGs are the major group of beneficiaries.
According to an I&PR Department release, the MSME Department, in association with Department of Mission Shakti and Department of Women & Child Development (W&CD), has formulated a plan to select one SHG from each block in the State involved in production of Chhatua.
W&CD Department has shared a list of 314 such Chhatua producing SHGs with MSME Department which has been forwarded to all District Collectors for further
action, it said.
This will usher in formalisation of the unorganised Chhatua producing SHGs by technological gap analysis and providing hand holding support, branding and marketing assistance and more importantly
credit linked subsidy at 35% of their eligible capital investment, it added.