12 August 2018 Current Affairs: One District One Product (ODOP) scheme will help each district of Uttar Pradesh to manufacture one product. Under this ODOP scheme, the state government has set a goal of providing employment to 25 lakh people in five years through the financial assistance of Rs. 25,000 crores.
During the summit, with a tagline of 'Nayi Udaan, Nayi Pehchan', the President distributed loan sanction papers amounting to Rs 1,006.94 crore to 4,085 artisans from 75 districts.
Uttar Pradesh is uniquely famous for product-specific traditional industrial hubs across 75 districts, including
♦ Varanasi (Banarasi silk sari),
♦ Bhadohi (carpet),
♦ Lucknow (chikan),
♦ Kanpur (leather goods),
♦ Agra (leather footwear),
♦ Aligarh (locks),
♦ Moradabad (brassware),
♦ Meerut (sports goods) and
♦ Saharanpur (wooden products).