ONE STATION ONE PRODUCT’’ SCHEME
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The Mysuru Division of South Western Railway will extend the concept of ‘’One Station One Product’’ to 67 railway stations across Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Mangaluru, Madikeri, Tumakuru, Shivamogga, Chikmagaluru, Chitradurga, Davangere and Haveri districts coming under its jurisdiction.
- One Station One Product’ was announced in the Union Budget 2022-23 aims to encourage indigenous and specialised products and crafts of the local region by providing display and sale outlets at railway stations across the division.
- Range of products include handicrafts, artefacts, textiles and handlooms, traditional garments, local agricultural produce, processed/semi-processed foods, spices and forest products, sandalwood-based products, coffee and cardamom etc and stations have been assigned products that are unique to the local region.
- The concept is aimed to popularise local indigenous products at the railway station to provide an opportunity to passengers to experience the rich heritage of India and creating additional income opportunities for the marginalised section of the society.
- The focus of sale and promotion is on a product that is unique to an area and in Mysuru sandalwood-based articles were identified and Karnataka Soaps and Detergent Limited, an enterprise of the State Government, and three other agencies were given stalls to market and sell their products.
- The duration of the stall will be for a period of 15 days at a nominal fee of ₹1,000. If more than one application is received for a particular station a priority roster will be made and established through a draw of lots and this will continue till all applicants in the priority roster are exhausted.
- A temporary functional stall with easy access to passengers will be made available to the participants and they can sell the products at the station and on platforms also.
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