About Bengaluru Santhe

Mahatma Gandhi’s statements “India Lives in its villages, is still valid even today for the reason that 70% of the Indian population lives in villages and rural areas. Any development efforts made in rural sector will have impact on the country’s economic development. Various governmental and non-governmental efforts have contributed to boost the rural economy with proven results. The artisans and craftsmen of rural area processes abundant traditional skills. There is huge demand for handicrafts and other products produced by them. However rural artisans do not have market intelligence, negotiation skills, and adequate capacity to connect themselves to the markets. The Bangalore Santhe will provide the ambience of a traditional Rural Santhe or Village market it is intended to provide contemporary needs with the synthesis of crafts, food and cultural activities. It is created in the heart of the city i.e. at Baiyappanahalli, which will display the richness of Indian culture on a permanent basis. It has been visualised as a show piece of traditional Karnataka/Indian culture- a forum where rural life and folk art are brought closure to urban clientele.


1. To set up a permanent marketing infrastructure for rural products and crafts.

2. To receive and revitalize traditional arts and crafts and prevent them from extinction.

3. To create awareness on the relevance and diversity of rural crafts and products.

4. To built consensus through citizen participation process, that will include the craftsmen, rural entrepreneurs, govt. agencies, Self help Groups, NGOs and general public that would help them to proactively work towards goal oriented objectives

Bangalore, with its cosmopolitan culture and where people from different parts of the State and the country have migrated will find the Bengaluru santhe a welcome feature and the Bangalore metro Rail Corporation which connects the North-South and East-West part of the city.

Technical specification and production plan of the design of Bengaluru santhe

The Bengaluru Santhe has been designed with traditional structure with an ethnic feel. The Bengaluru Santhe comprises of cluster of stalls along a central spine which creates a street like feel. Supporting development such as toilets, drinking water facilities provided at a convenient location for users. Painting is also carefully selected to highlight the landscape. The architecture designed in such a way which resembles the folk architecture of Karnataka and will make the location attractive to the tourists. The design has been conceived to fulfil two significant functions. 1) To create a bond between rural artisans and the people of region beyond. 2) To provide for shopping as a leisure activity and create an awareness and diversity of rural products

Bengaluru Santhe Management Committee

The management of Bengaluru Santhe is separate entity within BMRCL with the separate accounts. The management committee shall be constituted for the management and maintenance of the Bengaluru Santhe, which is comprising MD BMRCL, Principal Secretary RD&PR, Director (SEP), Principal Secretary Women & Child etc.

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Bengaluru Santhe Stall Rent Information .

The Bengaluru santhe is to be continued on self sustaining basis. For this purpose it is organised on a most reasonable commercial terms. It is under this background a minimum rental fees of Rs 100 to Rs 500 per stall per day has been proposed. A revenue share of 5% commission on the gross sales is also going to be collected. The area chosen for the Bengaluru Santhe is both a commercial centre and tourist junction and therefore good products will have good market and ensures their profitability and hence the rental and revenue share will not affect either the marketability or the profitability of the rural people.

Conditions for the participants.

There are 24 conditions have been forwarded by the management for the participants to be adhered by them. These conditions are approved by the Law section of the Management. The format of the condition and issues are as follows.

  1. Bangalore Santhe starts at 10.00am and ends at 8.00pm.
  2. The stalls are to be keep open every day of the week including Sunday. In case the stalls are continuously close for more than 3days, written approval should be taken from the competent authority. In any case if the stalls are closed for one week the stalls owner will not be considered for future allotment.
  3. Bangalore Santhe Provides dormitory facility to artisans, artists at applicable costs. No participants are permitted to stay in their stall at night time.
  4. Only two people per stall are allowed for sales.
  5. In case the Participants are not paying their rent within 7days after the due date The 1st Notice will be issued, and still the Participants have found that they have not paid the rent the stall will be seized by the Authority.
  6. The Participants have to Fill and Sign the UNDERTAKING FORM before taking the Charge of the Stall.
  7. BEvery day the commission at the rate of 5% on sales will be collected by the official at 11.00am onwards. You are required to adhere to this compulsorily.
  8. Participants are required to pay the rent, Goods and Service Tax (GST) @ 18% in advance. Any violation of this would be seriously viewed and strict action will be taken by the authorities of BMRCL.
  9. The participant who would like to withdraw their sales before the stipulated date, are expected to inform at least 3 days before to the Santhe Office.
  10. Participants have to bring themselves necessary portable equipments in order to showcase their goods. However they are requested to bring necessary light weight equipments (Bench, table, stands etc).
  11. Participants are not allowed to install any permanent materials in the premises.
  12. Drawings pictures, paintings, writing on the wall and fixing nails to the walls are strictly prohibited. One participant can put up only one display board after obtaining permission from Santhe Office.
  13. During the business hour participants are expected to enter their movements in the movement register, wherein they are suppose to write the time and purpose of movement
  14. Every participant should keep the business place clean and tidy.
  15. Participants are not allowed to make use of the goods and food items which will affect to the environment within the Santhe area.
  16. Smoking, drinking, alchohal and chewing gutkha and selling of tobacco, Liquor and other items are strictly prohibited
  17. Participants have to be polite with the customers. If any customer is creating disturbance it should be reported to the authorities immediately by the participants.
  18. Participants have to maintain justified price and only good quality goods are to be sold. There is no scope for bargaining in the market.
  19. The authorities of the Santhe will issue the bill books to the participants. In turn participants have to issue bills compulsorily for the sale of all items to the customers.
  20. If the authorities have identified any Indiscipline, Misbehaviour and Misconduct noticed by the authorities, will be reported to the Managing Director of BMRCL who in turn may terminate such participants from sales at any time. The decision of Managing Director in relation with continuity of any participants is final.
  21. Participants have to follow the rules and regulations enshrined in the letter and they have to agree to abide them in writing in Form No – 2, which is sent along with this letter.
  22. Bangalore Santhe authorities are not responsible for the goods brought and maintained by the participants during their stay.
  23. Belated payment will attract 5% penalty. All instructions and conditions mentioned above are to be followed compulsorily and any violation of this would be seriously viewed and it will be reported to the Managing Director BMRCL for the further action.
  24. Rent payment is accepted through RTGS/NEFT/Cash/Cheque/DD etc.

Selection procedure of the participants and time duration for the participants.

The management has issued form-1, which comprises the detailed information of the artisans, SHG’s etc. These forms to be signed by competent authorities in order to ensure that they are the real producers. Participants are invited for a minimum period of 10 days maximum of 60 days.