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Ranchi Launches 'One Station One Product Scheme'

Passengers at the railway station will be able to acquire information about the product and purchase it conveniently through the stand. This will generate local employment while also promoting the goods.

Shruti Kandwal
Stalls will be put up at 1000 railway stations around the country in a gradual manner to sell region particular items
Stalls will be put up at 1000 railway stations around the country in a gradual manner to sell region particular items

The Agricultural Consultancy and Rural Development Institute inaugurated the sale of local food at Ranchi station under Ranchi Railway Division of South Eastern Railway in an attempt to promote indigenous art and goods under the 'One Station One Product Scheme' announced in the Union Budget (SER).

Under the project, an exhibition and sales centre for woven bags, bamboo items, and woven artefacts was built at Ranchi Railway Station. It is a well-known fact that Jharkhand is rich in locally created handicrafts, and in order to promote it on a larger scale, the Indian Railway launched this initiative so that people might find work in these sectors on a big scale. This is the second temporary stand set up at Ranchi Railway Station as part of the 'One Station, One Product' initiative. Previously, Jharkhand Silk Textile and Handicraft Development Corporation Limited (JHARCRAFT) held a temporary 15-day stand.

Poornima Toppo, a tribal woman traveller, opened the stand on Saturday in the presence of the Board's office-bearers and members from the Agricultural Consultancy and Rural Development Institute. The stall operator, Fulmani Toppo, gave product information to the passengers.

From April 24 to May 8, this stand on Ranchi Railway Station's platform number one will display and sell handwoven bags, bamboo items, and weaved artefacts.

It should be noted that stalls are being put up at 1000 railway stations around the country in a gradual manner to sell region particular items, local antiquities, handicrafts, handlooms, and so on. The 'One Station One Product Scheme' will pick 15 Ranchi Railway Division stations where stalls will be set up to promote local artists and artisans.

Passengers at the railway station will be able to acquire information about the product and purchase it conveniently through the stand. This will generate local employment while also promoting the goods.

“The ‘One Station, One Product’ campaign now takes on added meaning and relevance in the context of the pioneering ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ effort, which aims to boost domestic businesses and make India self-sufficient.

The Railway will offer infrastructure and other assistance for the sale of the items at the station as part of this endeavour to encourage local artists to showcase indigenous products and crafts,” said an official.

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