One Station One Product scheme launched by Ministry of Railways

Current Affairs

  • Ministry of Railways has launched ‘One Station One Product’ (OSOP) scheme over Indian Railways with objectives to promote ‘Vocal for Local’ vision of the Government of India, provide a market for local/indigenous products and create additional income opportunities for the marginalised sections of society.
  • Under the scheme, OSOP outlets at railway stations are allotted for showcasing, selling and giving high visibility to indigenous /local products.
  • The pilot of the scheme was started on 25.03.2022 and as on 01.05.2023, 728 stations are covered with 785 OSOP outlets in 21 States and 3 Union Territories across the country.
  • These OSOP stalls are designed through National Design Institute for uniformity. Cumulative Direct Beneficiaries from March 2022 till 01.05.2023 is 25,109.
  • Under the scheme, OSOP stalls at railway stations offer a diverse range of products unique to their respective regions, including handicrafts, textiles, traditional garments, and local agricultural produce and processed foods.
  • The stalls are designed uniformly through the National Design Institute to ensure consistency and promote the scheme’s visibility and reach.
  • OSOP outlets offer products specific to the area and include artefacts made by indigenous tribes, handlooms by local weavers, handicrafts like world-famous wood carving, chikankari and zari-zardozi work on clothes, spices, tea, coffee, and other processed/semi-processed food items/products indigenously grown in the area.

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