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04-12-2023
One Station One Product: The OSOP scheme generates Rs.1.74 Crore for the1565 registered beneficiaries over Northern Railway in six months


112 OSOP outlets are operational at various railway stations over Northern Railway
To support indigenous products, festering economic growth and self-reliance Government of India’s ‘Vocal for Local’ mission was launched. In line with the vision, Ministry of Railway has launched the ‘One Station o­ne Product’ scheme to promote local and indigenous products. It aims to create additional income opportunities for the marginalized sections of the society. These OSOP stalls have been designed by the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad for uniformity throughout Indian Railways. 


‘One Station o­ne Product’ scheme is specific to that place and includes artefacts made by indigenous tribes, handlooms by local weavers, handicrafts like world-famous wood carving, Chikankari and Zari-Zardozi work o­n clothes. It also includes spices, tea, coffee and other processed and semi-processed food items or products indigenously grown in that particular area.

During the 6 months from April to September in this fiscal year, till November 2023, a total of 112 OSOP outlets are operational at various railway stations across the Northern Railway zone stretching over five divisions – Delhi, Ambala, Firozpur, Lucknow and Moradabad Divisions. Sales revenue of Rs.1.74 crore has been earned through these OSOP stalls favoring 1565 registered beneficiaries over Northern Railway.

Under the OSOP scheme, the outlets are selling various products at railway stations over Northern Railway, which include: 
Brassware at Moradabad
Carved Wooden products at Chandigarh and Saharanpur, 
Handicraft items at Shimla, 
Antiques, Ceramics, Embroidery, Glass works, pottery and wooden handicrafts at Ambala Cantt.
organic food items at Delhi Cantt., 
Khadi products, Honey, Shampoo, oil, soap, agarbatti and mehandi at Amritsar,
Dry fruits, Kahwa, Honey, agro products like saffron, Kashmiri pickle and local bakery items at Srinagar
 Chikankari garments at Lucknow,
Wooden Toys at Varanasi,
Mountain pulse, juice and millets at Dehradun,
Khadi Vastra at Roorkee.
Zari patchwork at Rampur.

In addition to above, products sold at other stations include Tosha, Falsa, Keenu, handmade shoes at Fazilka, Milk products at Gurdaspur, cloths, green tea and tomato soup at Jalandhar Cantt, local agro products- Kehwa, Kashmiri Roti, dry fruits at Mazhom, Punjabi Jutti and wooden toys at Abohar, Sweets (Rewri) at Sonipat, Sports goods and Khadi items at Meerut City, Percussion instruments at Amroha, Clay toys & Utensils at Balamau & Roza, Cane & Bamboo products at Bareilly & Basharatganj, Handmade Footwear at Chandausi, Madve ki barfi, ladoo, naan khatyi, Jute bag and Tea masala at Dehradun, Papad, Petha at Hapur, Khadi vastra at Hardoi & Roorkee,  Pahadi daale, Pahadi jewellary, Mandva etc. at Haridwar, Makhi peda at Makhi, Besan ki barfi at Miranpur Katra, Wooden Handicraft at Najibabad, Batasha rewadi Prasad at Ramganaga Bridge, Bakery & Petha at Sandila, Poojan samagri, dhoop mala, itra, achaar, jute bag at Shahjanpur, Dari, rumaal, chadar, carpet, curtain at Sitapur city, Banana at Behtagokul, Wooden Handicraft at Laksar & Yog Nagri Rishikesh.

Vocal for local has certainly raised awareness of buyers about products produced by artisans and the need to support them not o­nly from a humanitarian angle but from the point of view of the economy and creating employment and self employment opportunities in the country.





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