Bhubaneswar : In a bid to make popular Odisha’s craft in national and international markets, the Pipili Chandua (appliqué) would get a place on the railway website IRCTC through the e-marketing system. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu stated this at a meeting on Sunday. The Pipili Chandua is one of the oldest crafts in Odisha, he said.
Before attending the BJP National Executive Meet in Bhubaneswar, Prabhu had joined a party workers’ meeting in Pipili. He also queried regarding the digital transaction system by visiting about six applique shops in the Pipili market. He even assured to take initiative towards meeting the longstanding demand of Odisha for railway linkage between Khurda Road and Konark via Pipili.