Provision of Local Cuisines in Running Trains through Self-Help Groups

Self-Help Groups (SHGs) are empanelled by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) for providing local cuisines in running trains through station based e-catering service. At present, 9 SHGs have been empanelled on 10 stations which provide authentic regional food cooked in hygienic conditions.  Passengers of all trains originating/ stopping at these stations can avail of the facility of SHG cooked food through e-catering. The list of SHGs already empanelled by IRCTC and progress made regarding employment generation therefrom, is appended.  Further proliferation of the scheme, being a continuous process, has been mandated through IRCTC. 

            List of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) partnered with IRCTC to provide local cuisines on running trains are as under:-
S. no.
Name of self Help Group
Name of Station
IRCTC Zone
The progress made so far, in introduction of local cuisines in Trains
Estimated employment generation from SHGs and women empowerment*
1
Smt. V S Vani
Vijayawada
South Central
All trains originating/ stopping at these stations are served by respective SHGs where they are empanelled.
10
2
Spoorthy Janaabhivrudhi Samsthe
Mysore
South
04
3
Cafe Kudumbashree
Ernakulam
South
05
4
Cafe Kudumbashree
Ernakulam Town
South
05
5
Laxmi Mahila Mandal
Saugor
West
04
6
Sanskar Mahila Mandal
Saugor
West
04
7
Prayas Swa-Sahayata Sangatham
Saugor
West
04
8
Maher Lok Sanchalit Sadhan Kendra
Savantwadi
West
15
9
Manorma Paroseba Sambay Samity Limited.
Adra
East
27
10
Sri Srinivasa
Visakhapatnam
East
Not Available
11
Sri Srinivasa
Anakapalle
South Central
Not Available
12
Sri Srinivasa
Tuni
South Central
Not Available
*The numbers indicate the members of SHG.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 31.03.2017 (Friday).


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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