The Ministry of Railways in India has opened more than 700 One Station One Product (OSOP) outlets at 728 railway stations in 21 states and 3 Union Territories. The program aims to promote local products and support economic growth while providing job opportunities for marginalized sections of society. Under the scheme, outlets sell a range of goods including food items, handicrafts, textiles, traditional garments, toys, leather goods, gems, and jewelry. Eligible applicants are allocated space on a rotational basis. The OSOP stalls have been standardized in design by the National Design Institute.
Examples of products sold at OSOP outlets vary by region. Assamese Pitha, Traditional Rajbongshi Dress, Jhapi, Local textile, and Jute Products are sold in northeastern India, while Kashmiri Girda, Kashmiri Kahwa, and Dry Fruits are popular in Jammu and Kashmir. Cashew products, spices, and Chinnalapatti Handloom Sarees are popular in southern India, while Embroidery & Zari Zardozi, Coconut Halva, locally grown fruits, processed foods, and Bandhani are popular in the western part of the country.
The pilot project officially launched on March 25, 2022, and as of May 01, 2023, a total of 785 outlets have been opened. The government aims to provide a market to sell local and indigenous products, promoting the ‘Vocal for Local’ vision in India and encouraging local economic development. All eligible applicants are granted space on a rotational basis, and the project is expected to create job opportunities for marginalized sections of society.
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The Ministry of Railways has covered 728 railway stations across the country with more than 700 One Station One Product (OSOP) outlets. The move aims to promote ‘Vocal for Local’ vision and to provide a market to sell local or indigenous products. This will boost the economic growth of the region as well as create employment opportunities for the marginalised sections of the society.
The pilot of the OSOP scheme was started on March 25, 2022. As on May 01, 2023, a total of 785 outlets have been opened at 728 stations in 21 states and 3 Union Territories (UTs). The OSOP stalls have been designed by the National Design Institute for uniformity.
About OSOP scheme:
The ‘One Station One Product’ is specific to the concerned place where the outlets have been opened. It includes artifacts 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. Under the scheme, the allotment is done to all eligible applicants on a rotational basis.
Under the One Station One Product scheme, the products include:
- Food items (Seasonal or Processed or semi processed foods)
- Traditional Garments
- Local agricultural produce
- Local toys
- Leather products
- Local Gems and Jewellery
In the North Eastern part of the country, the varieties of Assamese Pitha, Traditional Rajbongshi Dress, Jhapi, Local textile, Jute Products (Cap,Gamocha,Doll) are available on OSOP Stalls. In Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmiri Girda, Kashmiri Kahwa, and Dry Fruits are famous.
In South India, the Cashew products, spices, Chinnalapatti Handloom Sarees are catching the attention of passengers. In Western part of the country, Embroidery & Zari Zardozi, Coconut Halva, locally grown fruits, processed foods, and Bandhani are famous.