VASCO: South Western Railway Hubballi Division has invited applications for the ‘One Station One Product’ Scheme at 10 railway stations, including Vasco Railway station from Goa which comes under the Hubbali division.
In a press release issued by SWR, it said ‘One Station One Product’ (OSOP) aims to encourage indigenous and specialized products and crafts of the local region through providing display and sales outlets at railway stations. Hubballi Division of South Western Railway intends to extend this scheme to 71 Railway stations across the Division. Already, a stall for the ‘One Station One Product’ scheme is operational at SSS Hubballi railway station.
Now, in the first phase, Hubballi Division has invited applications from the agencies, artisans, weavers, craftsmen, self-help groups, tribal cooperatives, and marginalized and weaker sections of the society to sell their products at 10 Railway stations of the Division. A tentative list of products has been identified for each railway station. As per the list of the stations, Vasco Da Gama railway station will handle Cashew & Spices- Contact No. 9096068967/9423310871, Belagavi railway station will deal in Shahpur Sarees, Kunda and Karadant- Contact No. 9731668959, Dharwad railway station in Kasuti (Embroidery), Cotton sarees & Pottery products- Contact No. 9731668974, Gadag railway station in Betageri Sarees, Cotton carpets- Contact No. 8722760244, Koppal railway station- Kinhal toys, Bhagyanagar sarees- Contact No. 8722760244, Hosapete railway station- Lambani embroidery products- Contact No. 9731668968, Ballari railway station – Jeans- Contact No. 9731668973, Badami railway station- Spices, Pickles, Soaps, Agarbatties – Contact No.7022029810, Bagalkot railway station- Ilkal sarees and Guledgudda Khana – Contact No.7022029810 and Vijayapura railway station will deal in Lemons and pickles – Contact No. 9731668970
Apart from the above-identified products, persons dealing with other indigenous products of the region can also apply for OSOP. The application may be submitted at respective railway stations. Preference will be given for the allotment of stalls which are the holder of Artisan/Weaver ID cards issued by Development Commissioner-Handicrafts, Development Commissioner-Handloom or by the requisite State/Central Government Authority. Secondly, Individual Artisans/weavers/craftsmen enrolled/registered with Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED)/National Handloom Development Corporation(NHDC)/ Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) etc. Thirdly, Self Help Groups registered with Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) and lastly a, marginalized or weaker sections of the society. The stall will be for 15 days at a nominal fee of Rs. 1000/- (One thousand only). 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. Participants can sell their products at the station and on platforms also. Interested people can also contact 8073562567 for more details.