Under ‘One Station One Product’ scheme, announced by the Government of India in the recent budget with an objective to provide enhanced livelihood and welfare of local artisians, potters, weavers/handloom weavers, tribals etc., Khurda Road Division on Thursday launched two stalls at Bhubaneswar and Cuttack railway stations.
The stalls have been opened with the involvement of local Self Help Groups, in co-ordination with Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS).
With the opening of special stalls, passengers at Bhubaneswar railway station van get Khurda district’s famous bell metal products.
Similarly, at Cuttack railway station, the passengers will have an opportunity to buy silver filigree handicrafts and handloom products that are synonymous with the district.
The passengers can purchase these products directly from the artisans without involving any intermediaries.
Urging the passengers to take the advantages of the stalls and to have the glimpses of local products available at railway stations, Divisional Railway Manager,Khurda Road Division, Rinkesh Roy requested the local artisans, potters, weavers, tribals to come forward to apply for these stalls.
Notably, Khurda Road Division had previously launched one stall at Puri Railway station to promote Odisha’s famous Handicrafts “Pattachitra” and “Pipili Applique” under ‘One Station One Product’ scheme.
The division has also issued notification through various social media platforms, inviting applications for ‘One Station One Product’ stalls at 78 Railway stations under the Khurda Road Division.