12 May 2023

One Station One Product Scheme: Famous Local Products Luring Passengers At 728 Railway Stations

New Delhi: India has always been an exciting melting pot of different cultures and traditions, thanks to its massive size and geographical diversity. In fact, each of the state here has something unique to offer to travellers.


Each state in India has one or more products that are unique to the place, such as bandhini products in Gujarat, brass sculptures in Jharkhand, coconut shell artefacts in Goa and coir products in Kerala. And these unique products make for amazing souvenirs that help you take beautiful memories back home from the trip. 


Product categories, under this scheme, include Handicrafts/ Artefact, Textiles and Handlooms, Traditional Garments and local agricultural produce (including Millets)/ processed/semi processed foods.


One station one product scheme


To help railway passengers purchase these unique products at the railway station itself, the Ministry of Railways has launched ‘One Station One Product’ (OSOP) scheme over Indian Railways with the 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. 


Indigenous products at OSOP outlets


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 in March last year and so far 728 stations are covered with 785 OSOP outlets in 21 States and 3 Union Territories across the country. 

You can buy artefacts made by indigenous tribes 


‘One Station One Product’ are specific to that place and include artefacts made by indigenous tribes, handlooms by local weavers, handicrafts like world famous wood carving, chikankari and zari-zardozi work on clothes, or spices tea, coffee and other processed/semi processed food items/products indigenously grown in the area. 


Buy Rajbongshi Dress in Assam, Kashmiri Kahwa in J&K


For example in North East India, Varieties of Assamese Pitha, Traditional Rajbongshi Dress, Jhapi, Local textile, Jute Products (Cap, Gamocha, Dolls) are available on OSOP Stalls. In Jammu & Kashmir area, Kashmiri Girda, Kashmiri Kahwa & Dry Fruits are famous. Similarly, in South India Cashew products, spices, Chinnalapatti Handloom Sarees are catching the attention of passengers. In Western parts of the country, Embroidery & Zari Zardozi, Coconut Halva, locally grown fruits, processed foods, Bandhani are famous.

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