ONE STATION ONE PRODUCT (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Economy)

News-CRUX-10     16th November 2023        

Context: The "One Station One Product" initiative by the Indian Railways, aimed at showcasing and promoting local products, has recently become operational at 1,037 stations nationwide, offering a platform for indigenous sellers to reach a broader audience.

One Station One Product

  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Railways.
  • Vision: To promote ‘Vocal for Local’
  • Designed by: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  • Objective: To transform each railway station into a promotional hub, dedicated to showcasing local and indigenous manufacturing products.
  • Allotment Process: The allotment of sale outlets is conducted on a rotational basis, ensuring fair opportunities for all eligible applicants.
  • Pilot Launch: The pilot phase of the "One Station One Product" scheme was initiated on March 25, 2022, marking the beginning of its implementation.
  • Welfare for Local Artisans: To contribute to the welfare of local artisans, potters, weavers, tribals, and similar communities involved in indigenous craftsmanship.
  • Eligibility: Granted the opportunity to set up a temporary stall or kiosk at the railway station for a period of 15 days. This privilege comes upon the deposition of Rs 1,000 with the Railways.
  • Role in Identification: The zonal railways play a crucial role in the implementation of the scheme by identifying suitable stations, eligible products, and vendors, ensuring a strategic and efficient execution.