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Hubballi Division to extend OSOP Scheme to 71 Rly Stations

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Dharawad: Encouraged by the positive feedback from travelling passengers to the ‘One Station One Product’ (OSOP) Scheme at SSS Hubballi Railway Hubballi Division of South Western Railway, now intends to extend this scheme at 71 Railway Stations across the Division.

A release stated that the scheme also aims to promote local products at the railways stations under the ‘Vocal for Local’ programme.

The scheme provides an opportunity to passengers to experience the rich heritage of India and also create additional income opportunities for the marginalised section of the society. The scheme is planned to be extended to stations coming under Belagavi, Dharawad, Gadag, Bagalakote, Vijayapura, Koppal, Vijayanagara, Ballari, Haveri, and Uttara Kannada Districts of Karnataka, South Goa District of Goa, Solapur District of Maharashtra and Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh.

‘One Station One Product’ aims to encourage indigenous and specialised products and crafts of the local region through providing display and sales outlets at railway stations across the Division. Range of products which includes Handicrafts, artefacts, toys, textiles and handlooms, traditional garments, local agricultural produce, processed/semi-processed foods, spices and forest products, Cashew etc. has been identified for a particular station which is indigenous to that location.

Hubballi Division has proposed to invite applications from the agencies, artisans, weavers, craftsmen, self-help groups, tribal cooperatives, and marginalised and weaker sections of the society dealing with these products, to sell their products at Railway Stations across the division. The duration of the stall will be for a period of 15 days at a nominal fee of Rs. 1000.  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 visit Senior Divisional Commercial Manager at Hubballi or can also contact 8073562567 or 9731668954.

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