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

News-CRUX-10     12th March 2024        
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Context: Prime Minister of India will inaugurate ‘One Station One Product’ (OSOP) stalls at 205 railway stations across Southern Railway, including 168 in Tamil Nadu, through video conferencing.

One Station One Product:

  • About: OSOP scheme which promotes the ‘Local for Vocal’ vision of the Government of India provides a market for local/indigenous products and creates additional income opportunities for the marginalised sections of the society,
  • 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 through 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.