‘One Station One Product’ concept aims to encourage indigenous and specialised products and crafts of India through providing display and sale outlets on railway stations across the country. The products would be specific to that place and could 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.
Indian Railways intends to provide stall/ kiosk/ sale outlets at identified railway stations for sale and promotion of items sourced from local manufacturers to improve their skills and livelihood. Presently a pilot is under implementation and requirement of funds has not been assessed at this stage.
A pilot project has been launched w.e.f. 25.03.2022 on each Zonal Railway. One product indigenous to the respective locality/ region has been identified and it is envisaged to allot space on the station for sale of this product.
The details of State-wise stations that have been taken up for pilot project are Appended:
|Identified Station||Identified product||State||Zone||Division|
|Patna Jn||Madhubani painting and related products||Bihar||ECR||Danapur|
|Visakhapatnam||Etikoppaka Toys (Wooden Toys)||Andhra Pradesh||ECoR||Waltair|
|Howrah||Tant Handloom Sarees + handloom textile||West Bengal||ER||Howrah|
|Bengaluru||Channapatna wooden toys||Karnataka||SWR||Bangalore|
|Chennai Central||Kanchipuram saree||Tamil Nadu||SR||Chennai|
|Tirupati||Kalamkari Saree and textiles||Andhra Pradesh||SCR||Guntakal|
|Balasore||Coconut mat products||Odisha||SER||Kharagpur|
|Jaleshwar||Silver and stone jewellery||Odisha||SER||Kharagpur|
|Kota||Kota Doria Sarees||Rajasthan||WCR||Kota|
|Bilaspur||Dokra Bell Metal handicraft products||Chattisgarh||SECR||Bilaspur|
|Gorakhpur||Terracotta handicrafts||Uttar Pradesh||NER||Lucknow|
|Banaras||Azamgarh Black pottery||Uttar Pradesh||NER||Banaras|
|Varanasi Cantt||Wooden toys||Uttar Pradesh||NR||Lucknow|
|Panipat||Handloom & Pickles||Haryana||NR||Delhi|
|Jaipur||Sanganeri print items & Jaipuri Razai||Rajasthan||NWR||Jaipur|
|Agra Cantt||Marble handicrafts||Uttar Pradesh||NCR||Agra|
This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha