PANAJI: Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Shri Som Parkash held a review meeting on ‘One District One Product’ in Goa today.
The Union Minister asked the Government of Goa to submit the proposal for Unity Mall at the earliest as well; the Government of India has allocated Rs. 100 Crore for the Unity Mall project. Goa Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte was also present on the occasion.
ODOP is a very good scheme to showcase a wide range of products, said Union Minister of State Som Parkash.
He added that Unity Mall is a unique concept by the Government of India and further appealed to the Government of Goa to finalize the Unity Mall proposal at the earliest. Under the ODOP initiative for the North Goa district, Cashew nuts have been identified as Product One, while Feni has been designated as Product two.
In the South Goa district, the positions are reversed, with Feni identified as Product one and Cashew nuts as Product two. These product identifications serve to highlight the distinct specialties of each district, further reinforcing their unique identities.
Goa Tourism Minister Shri Rohan Khaunte stated that the Union Government is assisting Goa in many ways. He also assured that the DPR for the Unity Mall is being finalized in a period of one month.
In line with the shared objective of highlighting Goa’s diverse range of handicrafts, art, and cultural heritage, the state government, in collaboration with Invest India, is embarking on a pioneering project—the establishment of a ‘Unity Mall.’ This dynamic retail space will serve as a comprehensive destination for visitors to immerse themselves in the essence of Goa. The Unity Mall will not only feature ‘One District One Product’ offerings but also showcase an extensive range of local handicrafts and provide exhibition spaces for state emporiums.