Maniabandha Handloom Products Now Available In Cuttack Rly Station
Cuttack: Famous Maniabandha handloom products are now available at One Station One Product stall in Odisha’s Cuttack railway station.
During his recent visit to Badamba in the district, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had assured the weavers of Maniabandha of opening a stall at Cuttack station under the Ministry’s “One Station One Product” initiative.
The Centre had announced the One Station One Product concept to provide enhanced livelihood for local artisans, potters, weavers, tribals and others. The Railway station will act as a marketing channel to promote their products.
As a part of this initiative, the Maniabandha Handloom Cluster Consortium, Cuttack, consisting of more than 5,000 weavers, can showcase and sell the handloom products to the passengers at Cuttack railway station.
The One Station One Product stalls at railway stations are working as a platform for the artisans and craft people under Pradhan Mantri Viswakarma Yojana. PM Viswakarma Yojana is an initiative of the Centre to support and uplift the artisans and craftsmen belonging to the Vishwakarma community.
At present, Khurda Road division has such stalls at 12 railway stations including Bhubaneswar, Puri, Khurda Road, Balugaon, Chatrapur, Berhampur, Palasa, Cuttack, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Angul and Dhenkanal.