JKTPO organizes GeM onboarding drive of ODOP-DEH products in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: As part of ongoing GeM onboarding drives, Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organisation (JKTPO) today organised an onboarding drive of one district one product (ODOP) and District as Export Hub (DEH) Products of District Srinagar on Government e-Market place (GeM) for potential exporters, FPOs and societies of district Srinagar at Sanat Ghar, Bemina.

On the directions of Principal Secretary to the Government of J&K, Industries and Commerce Department, Shri Prashant Goyal, and under the overall supervision of Khalid Jahangir, MD JKTPO, JKTPO is reaching out at District Level to aware the entrepreneurs/artisans regarding the benefits of selling products on Government e-Market place.

The drives are planned to be held across the UT for onboarding of the ODOP and DEH products on the GeM platform. This is the 4th district level drive for onboarding of ODOP and DEH (District as Export Hub) products on GeM in a row after Ganderbal, Budgam and Kupwara.

Papier Machie has been selected as one of the products under District as Export hub initiative from district Srinagar and has immense potential for exports. The District Administration is working in full swing with the Government and other export institutions to promote these products.

The drive was attended by more than 40 artisans, societies and exporters from district Srinagar and officers from Handicrafts and Handloom Department, Kashmir. The procedure and benefits of onboarding on Government e-Market place (GeM) was explained in detail and the working of the portal was also demonstrated.

The team of JKTPO also had a one-to-one awareness session with the participants who were on-boarded in this platform and has been actively promoting the e-commerce/export awareness in Jammu & Kashmir by organising different workshops at grass roots level.

The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) is an online platform for public procurement in India. To provide forward market linkages for these products on this portal, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce has taken a joint meeting of all States/UTS in which it was informed that “ODOP Products” are to be onboarded on GeM portal and “District Collectors” have been designated as OEMs to facilitate the GeM portal onboarding drive at district level.

Artisans/ Farmers /FPOs/ Artisan Organizations/ SHGS/ Small entrepreneurs of “ODOP products” can get onboarded on GeM portal without any fees and GST.

The on boarding will open the Government market for ODOP and other DEH products especially for gifting/souvenir purposes during major government events, conferences, summits especially in view of various G20 meetings to be held across the country in 2023.