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About The One Station One Product Scheme

Context:

The “One Station One Product” initiative by the Indian Railways, which provides uniquely designed sale outlets for locals to sell indigenous products, is now operational at 1,037 stations nationwide.

Relevance:

GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. One Station One Product Scheme
  2. Implementation

One Station One Product Scheme

  • Initiative by Indian Railways: Launched under the Ministry of Railways, this initiative aims to promote ‘Vocal for Local.’
  • Vision: To create uniquely designed sale outlets at railway stations for locals to sell indigenous products nationwide.
  • Design Source: Developed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Objectives
  • Promotional Hub: Transform each railway station into a promotional hub showcasing local and indigenous manufacturing products.
  • Welfare Focus: Focuses on the welfare of local artisans, potters, weavers, tribals, etc.

Implementation

  • Rotational Allotment: Allotment to eligible applicants is done on a rotational basis.
  • Pilot Launch: The scheme’s pilot phase began on March 25, 2022.
  • Temporary Stalls/Kiosks: Eligible applicants are allotted temporary stalls or kiosks for a 15-day period on depositing Rs 1,000 with Railways.
  • Nationwide Outlets: Sale outlets are established at railway stations nationwide, allocated through a tendering process.
  • Zonal Railways’ Role: Zonal railways identify stations, eligible products, and vendors for the scheme.

-Source: Times of India


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