The One District One Product (ODOP) has reached 557 districts across all states and union territories, in what is seen as a transformational step toward realising the true potential of each district of the country. Export plans have been adopted by District Export Promotion Committees (DEPCs) in 218 districts.
Operationally merged with the ‘Districts as Export Hub (DEH)’ initiative of the DGFT, the Department of Commerce and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), as a major stakeholder, ODOP aims at fueling economic growth, generating employment and rural entrepreneurship, and helping the country achieve the goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
Under the scheme, each district of the country will be converted into a manufacturing and export hub by identifying products with export potential in the district. State Export Promotion Committees (SEPCs) and DEPCs have been constituted in 36 States/UTs to provide support for export promotion and address the bottlenecks for export growth in the districts.
Districts-wise Export Action Plans are prepared for identified products and services for overseas markets, which include specific actions required to support local exporters and manufacturers in producing and manufacturing identified products in adequate quantity and with the requisite quality for reaching potential buyers. These plans also include identifying and addressing challenges for exports of such identified products and services, improving supply chains, market accessibility and handholding for increasing exports.