To encourage local entrepreneurs to come forward, make various items locally, and promote the vendor base for procurement of items, an exhibition of items in various departments of Railways is being held at various locations.
The exhibition is being conducted in connection with the “Make in India” initiative. It is expected that local, small, and medium entrepreneurs will benefit from this initiative, stated a press release by Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR).
NFR has been holding various exhibitions in Rangiya, New Bongaigaon under the Rangiya division, at Alipurduar Jn under Alipurduar division, at Tinsukia under Tinsukia division, and Katihar.
In the exhibition organised by the Rangiya division, various items which are being used for the safety-related purpose in NFR were displayed. These items can be manufactured locally by local vendors with initiatives, and necessary specifications and guidance can also be provided if needed.
Similarly, exhibitions were also held at places like Katihar, Alipurduar Jn, and Tinsukia on Friday, where various RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organisation) approved critical/safety items with low vendor base were displayed for encouragement and development of prospective local vendors.
The exhibition at Alipurduar and Tinsukia division was inaugurated by respective Divisional Railway Managers. The exhibition at Katihar was inaugurated by Addl. Divisional Railway Manager.
Displays of about 50 items (selected RDSO items with low vendor base) were kept at the exhibition venues for guidance and information of the prospective local vendors. Prospective vendors were guided about the technical specification of the items and the process of registration with RDSO.
“These exhibitions have received an overwhelming response from prospective vendors, which may help in the development of new industries and increasing the vendor base for procurement of RDSO approved items,” stated the release adding, “NFR hopes that with an increasing number of local vendors; employment opportunity, as well as the local economy, will also get a boost within its jurisdiction.”
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