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DPIIT Extends Deadline for One District One Product Awards Application till July 31

ODOP awards will serve as a catalyst for innovation, collaboration, and the realization of the true potential of One District One Product initiatives across India.

Shivam Dwivedi
DPIIT Extends Deadline for One District One Product Awards Application till July 31 (Photo Source: ODOP_IND)
DPIIT Extends Deadline for One District One Product Awards Application till July 31 (Photo Source: ODOP_IND)

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has introduced the One District One Product (ODOP) Awards to promote balanced regional development. Launched on June 15th through the Rashtriya Puraskar portal, these awards align with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a prosperous and inclusive India.

The ODOP Awards aim to recognize individuals and entities that have achieved exceptional results within their districts, states, union territories, and international missions by implementing the ODOP approach for economic development. These awards have three primary objectives. Firstly, they encourage healthy competition, innovation, and efficient public service delivery in successful ODOP interventions. By fostering competition, the awards drive innovation and facilitate the delivery of quality public services.

Secondly, the ODOP Awards promote the replication and institutionalization of best practices by sharing experiences. By showcasing successful ODOP initiatives, the awards inspire others to adopt similar approaches, facilitating the widespread adoption of best practices nationwide.

Lastly, the awards acknowledge innovations that have effectively addressed bottlenecks in the supply chain of ODOP products. By highlighting solutions that improve the accessibility and market reach of ODOP products, the awards encourage the implementation of creative strategies and the enhancement of supply chain efficiency.

The application process for the ODOP Awards started on June 25th, 2023, and will continue until July 31st, 2023. All states, union territories, district administrations, and Indian missions abroad are eligible to participate and are strongly encouraged to submit their applications. The DPIIT emphasizes the active involvement and participation of district administrations, state administrations, and missions abroad in applying for the awards. By doing so, they can serve as role models, inspiring innovation and effective public service delivery under the ODOP framework.

The ODOP program aligns with Prime Minister Modi's vision of an AatmaNirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). Various ministries of the Indian government have undertaken initiatives to realize this vision, including the ODOP program led by the DPIIT.

The ODOP program aims to drive socio-economic development across all districts of the country by identifying and promoting one unique product from each district, establishing it as a brand, and enhancing its market accessibility. The program also addresses supply chain challenges for these ODOP products, thereby increasing their export potential.

Through comprehensive interventions, the ODOP program aims to improve all aspects of a district's development. By focusing on product enhancement, uplifting the lives of producers, and streamlining processes, the program fosters holistic growth and prosperity.

Link to apply for the award ishttps://awards.gov.in/Home/AwardLibrary

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