One District One Product Scheme – USPC Prelims

One District One Product Scheme(ODOP):
  • Aim: 
    • To identify one product per district based on the potential and strength of a district and national priorities.
    • A cluster for that product will be developed in the district and market linkage will be provided for that.
  • Significance: 
    • This initiative is seen as a transformational step towards realizing the true potential of a district.
    • It will fuel economic growth and generate employment and rural entrepreneurship.
Merging of ODOP with Districts as Exports Hub initiative:
  • The ODOP initiative has been operationally merged with the ‘Districts Export Hub’ initiative.
  • District Export Hub scheme is implemented by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Commerce.
  • Objective: To convert each District of the country into an Export Hub by identifying products with export potential. It also aims to address bottlenecks in exporting products and support local manufacturers.
  • Under the initiative, the State Export Promotion Committee(SPEC) and District Export Promotion Committee (DEPC) have been constituted in several districts.