- Under the One Station One Product (OSOP) scheme of Indian Railways, 728 stations with 785 OSOP outlets have been covered across the country so far in 21 states and 3 union territories.
- The Ministry of Railways launched the scheme in March 2022 with an aim to promote the government’s ‘Vocal for Local’ vision, provide market for local or indigenous products and generate additional income opportunities for the underprivileged sections of the society.
- Under this scheme, OSOP outlets at railway stations are allotted to display, sell and give high visibility to indigenous or local products.
- These OSOP stalls have been designed through National Institute of Design for uniformity. The cumulative direct beneficiaries from March 2022 to March 2023 are 25109.
Qns : What is the aim of the One Station One Product (OSOP) scheme of Indian Railways?
(A) To promote foreign products in the market
(B) To generate additional income opportunities for the underprivileged sections of the society
(C) To provide market for local or indigenous products
(D) Both b and c
Answer : (D) Both b and c