prieagraj: Ncr showcases heritage craft stalls at different stations | Allahabad News

Prayagraj: Leading Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new initiative, “One Station, One Product”, which aims to promote local crafts and artisans, the North Central Railways authorities have decided to implement the program and to help the artisans and specialty products of many of the stations under its jurisdiction come into the limelight.
This initiative not only promotes these heritage crafts, but also gives recognition and a boost to these small local artists and vendors in the city in question.
Following instructions from the Board of Railways, it was decided to extend the pilot project by one month through two periods of 15 days each.
“Now one product from each division has been chosen and as part of this, from April 8, Agra division will continue with marble products while Prayagraj division has chosen pottery and clay toys from Chunar, district of Mirzapur,” NCR public relations director Dr. Shivam Sharma said.
Likewise, Jhansi’s stuffed animals will be showcased at the Virangana Lakshmibai station. Divisions have invited eligible individuals to express interest. In the event that there is more than one candidate, the decision will be drawn by lot.
In this series, NCR had set up three marble handicraft stalls at Agra Cantt station from last month. Stalls at Agra Railway Station attract Indian and foreign passengers with a display of marble statues, miniature models of the Taj Mahal, animal figurines, marble lamps, stone plates, games chess, jewelry boxes, keychains, coasters, etc., Sharma said.
Similarly, at Chunar Railway Station of Prayagraj Division, the program was launched on Saturday. The porcelain pots and toys stand at this station will continue for the next 15 days, PRO, Prayagraj Division, Amit Singh informed.
“Prayagraj Division’s Chunar Station has been selected by Divisional Director of Railways (DRM) Prayagraj Mohit Chandra for the ‘one station, one product’ scheme,” Singh said. On this occasion, Deputy Commercial Manager, Prayagraj, along with other officers and employees of Chunar Station were present, he added.

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