ODOP, Uttar Pradesh

The state of Uttar Pradesh is endowed with abundant and diverse products and crafts owing to its diversity of people, climate, faith and culture. The UP government’s One District, One Product scheme aims to encourage and revive such indigenous and specialized products and crafts through modernization and publicization. 


To celebrate the tradition of the districts reflected in their unique products and crafts, the districts and individual producers will be awarded by the State. The objective of the State Awards is to give recognition to the one district in each category of product for promoting the indigenous product and to craftsmen/ producers/ producer groups/ entrepreneurs for their outstanding contribution in terms of excellence of craftsmanship and development of the ODOP product from the district. The award is to serve as an incentive to continue their pursuit as well as an example to others who may strive to receive the same.


State Award to Districts 

The objective of the State Award to Districts is to give recognition to district's efforts towards the successful implementation of the ODOP Schemes and promotion. The categories of ODOP products are as follows:

  • Handloom 
  • Handicrafts 
  • Food processing 
  • Agriculture 
  • Manufacturing 

State Award to Individuals

The objective of State Awards to Individuals is to dignify the Craftsman/Weaver/Producer/Producer Group/Entrepreneur fulfilling the eligibility criteria who have made an exemplary contribution in terms of excellence of craftsmanship, innovation, and creativity for the development of the ODOP product. 

After evaluation, two awards – a Winner and a Forerunner, will be awarded for each ODOP product. 

Award Details

State Award to Districts 

Eligibility Each district will be eligible for the Award in the category in which the ODOP product of the district belongs
Selection process  The Divisional Commissioner will nominate one district from the respective division in each category of the Award
Award Contents  Trophy and Certificate of the State Award

State Award to Individuals

Eligibility The State Award to Individuals recognizes skilled Craftsmen/Weavers/Producers/Producer Groups/Entrepreneurs who have inspired by demonstrated exemplary craftsmanship, leadership and innovation
Selection process 
  • To be considered for the awards, the Craftsman/Weaver/Producer/ Producer Group/Entrepreneur would have to be recommended by a person of standing (public official, well-known personality, etc) who will vouch for the genuineness.
  • District Level Screening Committee (DLSC) headed by the District Collector/District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner with a representative each from the District level University/ Art and Culture/ reputed NGO working in the field of social welfare as members shall verify the genuineness of the recommendations.
Award Contents  The Award consists of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of INR 1 lakh to the winner and INR 50,000 to the forerunner

Evaluating Committee

The nominations send by the Divisional Commissioner for the Start Award to Districts and the recommendations send by the DLSC for the State Award to Individuals are evaluated by the State Level Selection Committee (SLSC). The proposed composition of the committee is as follows:

S. No. Members of SLSC Designation
1 Representative, UP Chief Minister Office  Chairman
2 Development Commissioner, UP Convener
3 Director, IIHT Member
4 Faculty Representative from NID/NIFT/IIT Member
5 2 Entrepreneurs  Member
6 Two representatives from Media Agency Member

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