Centre allocates 145 Crores rupees to Nagaland for the purpose of Unity Mall in Dimapur

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Centre allocates 145 Crores rupees to Nagaland for the purpose of Unity Mall in Dimapur

Efforts such as Krishi UDAN scheme, expanding railway connectivity to be undertaken to improve logistics facilities for ODOP products from Nagaland

Organic certification will play major role in insuring better access for Indian products in foreign markets and help gain better prices for farmers: Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary, DPIIT

Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade  and Invest India in collaboration with the Department of Industries and Commerce, Nagaland, and Press Information Bureau Kohima organized an ODOP Sampark event on the 21st of June 2023 at the Hotel Vivor, Kohima, Nagaland. The event was graced by the Smt. Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary, DPIIT, Govt. of India, Shri R. Ramakrishnan, IAS, Development Commissioner, Govt. of Nagaland and Shri Kekhrievor Kevichusa, Commissioner & Secretary, Industries & Commerce, Govt of Nagaland

The event was organized to create awareness regarding the efforts of DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India through its two flagship Initiative One District One Product (ODOP) and PM Gati Shakti (Logistics).

Smt. Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary, DPIIT, Govt. of India highlighted the efforts of DPIIT and Invest India in conducting a National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) Drive in Kohima, Nagaland on 20th June 2023 for Chilli from Nagaland.


  • The workshop was attended by over 30 farmers of Chili from Kohima, Nagaland.
  • The documentation for the organic certification for over 15 chili farmers from Kohima was done during the workshop and the remaining will be completed soon after the verification of their documents.
  • This will play a major role in ensuring better access for Indian products in foreign markets like the EU, Switzerland, etc, and help gain better prices for the farmers.
  • She also highlighted that efforts will be undertaken to improve the logistics facilities for ODOP products from Nagaland like chili, turmeric, kiwi, pineapple, etc, through the Krishi UDAN scheme, expanding railway connectivity, etc.
  • She also noted that the Union Budget 2023-24 has allocated Rs 5000 crore for the construction of Unity Malls across the country. This will function as a one-stop marketplace for ODOP products across the country.
  • It was also highlighted that INR 145 Crores has been allocated for the proposed Unity Mall planned by the State government in Dimapur.
  • The One District One Product Awards have been instituted by DPIIT to acknowledge the extraordinary work done by States/ UTs, Districts, and Indian Missions Abroad, for the economic development of the State and contribute towards the realization of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat through the ODOP approach.  The Awards will be launched on 25th June 2023 in the Rashtriya Puraskar Portal.

The local officials representing the Department of Industries, Agriculture, Horticulture and APEDA also highlighted the need for an integrated Customs Depo, a dedicated Krishi rail wagon up to Dimapur, and connectivity under the Krishi Udan Scheme for connectivity of organic products.

  • The Special Secretary also assured that these matters will be proactively taken up with all concerned Ministries/Departments under the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan.

The official from DPIIT Invest also highlighted the efforts  under the ODOP Initiative for the empowerment of Indian products through interventions like Design sensitization workshops, ODOP GeM Bazaar on Government e-Marketplace, ODOP exhibitions, etc.

The event also witnessed an ODOP Exhibition of ODOP products from Nagaland including Chili, fish, coffee, turmeric, etc. It also provided an opportunity for the media to interact with ODOP farmers from Nagaland. The farmers were also able to raise their concerns with the officials for the promotion and empowerment of producers from Nagaland.



Review Meeting on PM GatiShakti for Nagaland State

21st June, 2023

  • A review meeting on PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP) under the chairpersonship of Special Secretary (Logistics) with officials of Govt of Nagaland being organized at Kohima on 21st June 2023. The objective of the meeting is to promote wider adoption of PM GatiShakti for holistic planning, bring more vigor and build synergy with all the stakeholders of the PM GatiShakti NMP.
  • The meeting was addressed by Sh Jan e Alam, Chief Secretary, Govt of Nagaland and Ms Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary (Logistics), DPIIT
  • Over 30 officials of Govt of Nagaland comprising the members from Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) and Network Planning Group (NPG) of State attended the meeting.
  • PM GatiShakti is a transformative approach which was launched on October 13th, 2021 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister for planning & building Next Generation Infrastructure in the country, thereby promoting multimodal logistics connectivity to improve both Ease of Living as well as Ease of Doing Business.
  • Special Secretary in her presentation addressed the adoption of PM GatiShakti with a holistic approach and demonstrations of best practices by Ministries and States. Deliberations on requirements for State Master Planning, with special attention on data quality management, area development approach for developing economic centres in the North East, strengthening the North East corridor through adequate multimodal connectivity, Area planning approach for upcoming infrastructure projects, use of technology for improving logistics efficiency were the main highlights of the meeting.
  • Since the launch of PM GatiShakti National Master Plan, the Nagaland State has created requisite framework in terms of Institutional Arrangements/Policy Formulation for alignment with PM GatiShakti framework. Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS), Network Planning Group (NPG), and Technical Support Unit (TSU) have been constituted in the State comprising various departments like Power, Roads, Urban Development, Tourism, Transport etc. As on 13th June, 2023 out of 30 mandatory data layers, twenty-two (total/partial) have been integrated in the State Master Plan (SMP) platform. Data layers such has Forest, Eco sensitive zones, Village habitations, Economic areas, Roads, etc have been integrated.
  • As part of Special Assistance Scheme for the States under Part-II for the FY 2022-23, an amount of Rs 28.43 crores was disbursed for the projects mentioned below. 


  • Modern Aggregation Centre at Longnak, Mokokchung District
  • Modern Aggregation Centre at Changtongya, Mokokchung District
  • Integrated warehouse and distribution center at Meluri, Phek District
  • PM GatiShakti Data center at Kohima
  • Modern Aggregation Centre at Pfutsero, Phek District


  • Five projects submitted as part of State Annual Action Plan have been mapped on the SMP. Development of Customised tools important for economic and social infrastructure planning and for decision making is under discussion with BISAG-N
  • To complement the PM GatiShakti NMP, the National Logistics Policy (NLP) was launched to address the components of improving efficiency in logistics services and human resource through streamlining processes, regulatory framework, skill development, mainstreaming logistics in higher education and adoption of suitable technologies. To bring a holistic focus on Logistics at State level, Nagaland State Logistics Policy is under final draft stage with State.
  • The State participated in the Fourth Regional Workshop of PM GatiShakti for North East Regional Workshop which was conducted on 24-25th March 2023 in Guwahati, Assam.
  • State has been regularly participating in zonal review meetings and interacts with DPIIT officials for better coordination on the adoption of PM GatiShakti.
  • The training and capacity building of Govt officers from the State have been done at BISAG-N, Gandhinagar


  • The meeting concluded with the following remarks from Ms Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary, Logistics, DPIIT, Govt. of India requesting the State on the following:


  • Use NMP/SMP for planning all upcoming infrastructure projects.
  • Improve data mapping and authenticity of data on the data layers mapped on SMP.
  • Focus on development of economic centres in the North East through appropriate infrastructure and logistics development.
  • Usage of SMP for Area Development Approach on the identified area
  • Identify critical infrastructure gaps and ensure they are taken up for connectivity projects.
  • Onboarding of social sector departments of the State in PM Gatishakti for Planning of social infrastructure
  • Leverage local remote sensing agencies / space agencies for development of geo-tagged data, under guidance of BISAG-N, Ahmedabad
  • Sensitizing and penetration of PMGS adoption at district level for effective area development planning, to improve both Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Living of citizens.


Background on ODOP

The ODOP initiative is a visionary program aligned with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of fostering inclusive development across all districts of India. The objective is to identify and promote a distinct product from each district, thereby creating a niche identity for them. By focusing on these chosen products, ODOP aims to drive holistic socio-economic growth and improve market accessibility.  Over 1000 products have been selected from all 761 districts of the country. The products are selected by the State Government in consultation with district administration.

The ODOP initiative covers a wide range of products spanning textiles, agricultural produce, processed goods, pharmaceuticals, and industrial items. The aim is to promote and harness the diverse expertise present in different sectors and communities across the country.


By identifying and addressing challenges throughout the supply chain, enhancing market reach, and providing dedicated support to producers, ODOP aims to transform districts into prominent market hubs for their chosen products. Through this comprehensive approach, ODOP is set to empower districts, promote entrepreneurship, and contribute to the overall economic growth and prosperity of the nation.

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