The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) will open its Swalamban centres in five more districts covered under the one district one product (ODOP) scheme of Uttar Pradesh government. The Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of SIDBI Sivasubramanian Ramann made this announcement after meeting the additional chief secretary MSME in UP, Dr Navneet Sehgal in Lucknow.
He informed that SIDBI has dedicated a week towards celebration of International Youth Day. During his visit to UP, SIDBI chairman visited Fragrance and Flavour Development Center (FFDC) in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh to interact with participants involved in the project named as “Swavalamban Swabhiman” being conducted by SIDBI in partnership with Microfinance Association of Uttar Pradesh (UPMA). This project aims in kindling mini clusters in “One District One Product” (ODOP) through skill-cum -market-cum-credit connect. 100 young aspirants/artisans, mainly women, in Kannauj district and Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh under ODOP Program of Uttar Pradesh Government were brought under this initiative.
In this program, the participants at FFDC were provided skill development training for making various products from waste flowers like Incense sticks Agarbatti, Dhoopbatti, Gulabjal (perfumery) and Hawan Samagri. On this occasion, Shri Ramann motivated the participants and distributed tool kits, certificates and sanction letters of Microfinance Institutions for financial assistance to beneficiaries of the project. Shri Ramann also interacted with the participants in the program at Firozabad district who displayed their designed products at FFDC.
SIDBI chairman Ramann announced for scaling up the project Swavalamban Swabhiman in 5 more districts of Uttar Pradesh covered under One District One Product (ODOP) scheme of state government.