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KASHI EK ROOP ANEK: ONE DISTRICT ONE PRODUCT

Last updated on April 1, 2020

KASHI EK ROOP ANEK: ONE DISTRICT ONE PRODUCT

Context: PM Modi participates in ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ event held at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Trade Facilitation Center Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

KASHI EK ROOP ANEK

WHAT IS IT?:  ‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’, is basically a cultural arts and handicrafts exhibition held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ showcased products from over 10,000 artisans from all over Uttar Pradesh. There are 23 lakh artisans and weavers that resides in Uttar Pradesh. Out of these, about 35,800 artisans and 1.5 lakh weavers stay in Varanasi alone Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh government had launched the ambitious scheme ‘One District, One Product’ (ODOP) in which one craft per district was identified. The state government has established raw material banks, testing labs, common facility centres, and facilitated direct market access to artisans and weavers and helping them improve their income. PM Modi not only inspected the stall of HandloomPink MeenakariWooden ToysChandauli Black RiceKannauj’s PerfumeMoradabad’s Metal CraftsAgra Leather ShoesLucknow’s Chikankari, and Azamgarh Black Pottery under the One District One Product but also interacted with artisans and craftsman. He also distributed kits and financial assistance to artisans and craftsman from different crafts. WHAT IS ‘ONE DISTRICT, ONE PRODUCT’ SCHEME OF U.P. GOVERNMENT?

    The UP government’s One District, One Product Programme aims to encourage such indigenous and specialized products and crafts. 

    MISSION: One District One Product Programme is aimed at creating product-specific traditional industrial hubs across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh that will promote traditional industries that are synonymous with the respective districts of the state.

    There are products in UP that are found nowhere else – like the ancient and nutritious ‘Kala namak’ rice, the rare and intriguing wheat-stalk craftworld-famous chikankari and zari-zardozi work on clothes, and the intricate and stunning horn and bone work that uses the remains of dead animals rather than live ones, a nature-friendly replacement for ivory.

    LIST OF DISTRICT WISE PRODUCTS

    • Agra: Leather Products

    • Aligarh: Locks and Hardware

    • Ambedkar Nagar: Textile Products

    • Amethi: Moonj Products

    • Amroha: Musical Instruments

    • Auraiya: Food Processing (Desi Ghee)

    • Ayodhya: Jaggery

    • Azamgarh: Black Pottery

    • Baghpat: Home Furnishing

    • Bahraich: Wheat-Stalk Handicrafts

    • Ballia: Bindi (Tikuli)

    • Balrampur: Food Processing (Pulses)

    • Banda: Shazar Stone Craft

    • Barabanki: Textile Products

    • Bareilly: Zari-Zardozi

    • Basti: Wood Craft

    • Bhadohi: Carpet (Dari)

    • Bijnor: Wood Craft

    • Budaun: Zari-Zardozi

    • Bulandshahar: Ceramic Product

    • Chandauli: Zari-Zardozi

    • Chitrakoot: Wooden Toys

    • Deoria: Decorative Products

    • Etawah: Textile Products

    • Etah: Ankle Bells (Ghungroo), Bells and Brass Products

    • Farrukhabad: Textile Printing

    • Fatehpur: Bedsheets and Iron Fabrication Works

    • Firozabad: Glassware

    • Gautam Buddh Nagar: Readymade Garments

    • Ghazipur: Jute Wall Hanging

    • Ghaziabad: Engineering Goods

    • Gonda: Food Processing (Pulses)

    • Gorakhpur: Terracota

    • Hamirpur: Shoes

    • Hapur: Home Furnishing

    • Hardoi: Handloom

    • Hathras: Hing Asafoetida

    • Jalaun: Handmade Paper Art

    • Jaunpur: Woollen Carpets (Dari)

    • Jhansi: Soft Toys

    • Kannauj: Perfume (Attar)

    • Kanpur Dehat: Aluminum Utensils

    • Kanpur Nagar: Leather Products

    • Kasganj: Zari Zardozi

    • Kaushambi: Food Processing (Banana)

    • Kushinagar: Banana Fiber Products

    • Lakhimpur Kheri: Tribal Craft

    • Lalitpur: Zari Silk Sarees

    • Lucknow: Chikankari & Zari Zardozi

    • Maharajganj: Furniture

    • Mahoba: Gaura Stone Craft

    • Mainpuri: Tarkashi Art

    • Mathura: Sanitary Fittings

    • Mau: Powerloom Textile

    • Meerut: Sports Products

    • Mirzapur: Carpets

    • Moradabad: Metal Craft

    • Muzaffarnagar: Jaggery

    • Pilibhit: Flute

    • Pratapgarh: Aamla Products

    • Prayagraj: Moonj Products

    • Raebareli: Wood Work

    • Rampur: Applique Work along with Patch Work, Zari Patchwork

    • Saharanpur: Wood Crafting

    • Sambhal: Handicraft (Horn-Bone)

    • Sant Kabir Nagar: Brassware Craft

    • Shahjahanpur: Zari Zardozi

    • Shamli: Iron Arts

    • Shravasti: Tribal Craft

    • Siddharthnagar: Kala Namak Rice

    • Sitapur: Carpet (Dari)

    • Sonbhadra: Carpets

    • Sultanpur: Moonj Products

    • Unnao: Zari Zardozi

    • Varanasi: Banarasi Silk Saree

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