To provide enhanced livelihood and welfare of local artisans, potters, weavers/handloom weavers, tribal, Finance Minister announced ‘One Station One Product’ policy on this year union budget. One station-one product as a concept aims to promote a local product from each stop of the Indian Railways by making the railway station of that area a promotional and sales hub for the product.
With the similar idea of One District One Product, the focus of “One station one product” will continue to be placed on enabling ecosystem and providing stable marketing platform to improve income, local employment, skills and livelihood.
The ‘One station one product’ now acquires further significance and relevance in the context of the pioneering “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” campaign with the aim to strengthen the domestic industries and make India self-reliant.
Interestingly, Nagpur Railway Station of Central Railway has been nominated as one of 16 Railway Stations in the country to showcase the pilot project of the ‘One station One Product’ for 15 Days starting from 25th Mar 2022.
It is also pertinent to mention here that this is only Railway station selected in entire State of Maharashtra which would host the Pilot Project. The ‘Bamboo Products’ derived from indigenous Bamboo of Vidarbha region has been selected as the product to be promoted.
The application to install the promotional kiosk from all registered NGO, Self-help groups, Govt. Bodies and other societies promoting the bamboo products in Maharashtra may be given to Commercial Branch, DRM Office, Central Railway Nagpur till 20th March 2022.