NEW DELHI: Indigenous crafts and products manufactured at a district level in Uttar Pradesh under the flagship 'One District One Product' (ODOP) scheme have generated huge demands even outside the country in the past few years.
Government data said that the total value of exports of ODOP products from the state increased from Rs 58,000 crore in FY17-18 to Rs 96,000 crore in FY21-22.
The government of Uttar Pradesh identified the indigenous crafts and products being manufactured at a district level under its flagship ODOP program.
Officials said that the state undertook diagnostic studies of these manufacturing clusters, identifying their strengths and formulating strategic interventions for mitigation of on ground challenges.
District Export Action Plans have been prepared with the objective of placing each district of Uttar Pradesh on the global trade map and increasing their contribution in the state's exports.
"Handicrafts and handlooms, Ready-made garments, Textile articles, Engineering goods, Leather goods, Footwear, Carpets & durries, Sports goods, Toys, Wooden articles, Ceramics, Glass articles, Food processing and Agri-based products are the key contributors to Uttar Pradesh's ODOP exports," said a senior official.
Besides, the percentage contribution of ODOP products is estimated to be approximately 62 per cent in Uttar Pradesh's overall exports. (IANS)