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JKTPO and Invest India organised GeM onboarding Drive for district Ramban for ODOP-DEH product

JKTPO and Invest India organised GeM onboarding Drive for district Ramban for ODOP-DEH product


JKTPO and Invest India organised GeM onboarding Drive for district Ramban for ODOP-DEH product

Ramban, March 10: GeM onboarding Drive for ODOP-DEH of Ramban District on Government-e Marketplace (GeM) for potential exporters, providing direct access to all the Government departments was organised by The Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) in collaboration with District Administration. 
The series of the drives at district levelhave been organised on the directions of Principal Secretary to Government, Industries & Commerce, Mr Prashant Goyal and under overall supervision of Mr Khalid Jahangir, Managing Director, JKTPO at district levelto promote overall trade and export ecosystem of UT of J&K.

Government Electronic Marketplace (GeM) is an online platform for Government Procurement in India and for providing direct market links for ODOPs/Products under DEH on this portal. The Department of Industry Promotion and Domestic Trade (DPIIT)of the Department of Commerce held a joint meeting of all states and the UTS, which recommended that "ODOP – DEH products" should be onboarded on the GeM portal on priority. The onboarding of “ODOP-DEH Products” is free andGST details are optional for sellers.

Mr. Mussarat Islam, Deputy Commissioner Ramban, while appreciating the Honey Bee Keepers said that, District Ramban has a huge potential for exports of honey. Honey has been chosen as one of the items under the ODOP/District as Export hub project from district Ramban. He further added that District Administration is actively promoting Honey from Ramban alongside the government and other export organisations. The GeM onboarding will help local Honey producers to attract the business from different departments across the country. Members of the FPO from the Ramban district and top agricultural officers, as well as representatives from JKTPO, all participated in the event and were onboarded onspot on GeM platform.

Earlier the JKTPO provided a detailed explanation of the advantages of joining the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) as well as a demonstration of how the portal functions. JKTPO team also provided one-on-one awareness sessions to the participants and onboarded about 15 sellers on GeM portal.

Onboarding opens up the government market for ODOP products, especially for gift/souvenir purposes at major government events, conferences and summits, especially considering the various G20 meetings to be held across the country in 2023.

JKTPO provides physical and virtual e-commerce marketing platforms for Jammu and Kashmir entrepreneurs on a national and international scale. Initiatives such as participation in trade fairs/expo, onboarding drives on GeM, ONDC and other e-commerce platforms, and district-level export awareness programs will contribute to J&K UT's growth by providing easy access to domestic and international markets which in turn help to improve the overall trade and export ecosystem. 

The JKTPO in last two months has organised GeM onboarding drives for ODOP-DEH products in 10 districts viz Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Udhampur, Anantnag Baramulla, Srinagar, Kupwara, Budgam and Ganderbal in which about 200+ sellers of ODOP-DEH products has been onboarded onspot during these drives.