Block level awareness programme on PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme was organized on 02.12.2022 at BAC Hall, Chungthang, Mangan District by MSME Division, Commerce & Industries Department. This block-level programme was organised to directly reach out to local entrepreneurs and motivate them to take up business in the food processing sector. Around 50-60 local entrepreneurs from SHGs, FPOs and aspiring entrepreneurs attended the awareness programme.
Deputy Secretary, Shri Topden Zangpo, MSME welcomed the Guest and participants and briefly highlighted the key importance of the PM FME scheme. He briefed about the benefits of the scheme mentioning about 35% subsidy-linked loan, 100 % funding for training, and seed capital for SHGs in the food processing business. He also stressed the importance of standardization of products to upscale sales both within the states and outside the states.
Shri Tika Ram Chettri BDO, Chungthang, Mangan District spoke about the scheme and urge the participants to take maximum benefit of the scheme. He also requested Panchayat members to spread messages among the public of their respective areas.
Shri Kiran Thatal, SDM Chungthang emphasized the importance of value addition and packaging and how it can help in increasing their income. He also thanked Commerce &Industries Department for organising such an event.
Zilla panchayat Ms Passangkit Lepcha – urged the public to take active participation in events like this & also assured to extend all possible help in creating awareness in the public. Local panchayats members attended the programme and assured to create of more awareness among local people.
The programme was followed by a video demonstration by the PM FME team to explain various processing techniques and machinery involved.
Lastly, a success stories video was shared to encourage the local entrepreneurs and take inspiration from earlier beneficiaries.