Flipkart will provide training to craftsmen in the program, and the UP government will organize camps to provide subsidies for loans to weavers.
The Uttar Pradesh government has signed an MoU with e-commerce platform Flipkart to offer state-owned handicrafts on the site An official statement was released on Wednesday.
There are more than 40 million customers using Flipkart as well. The goal that the state’s government has is to provide a an enormous market for handicrafts made by the state via Flipkart in the release it, adding to the fact that the MoU was signed on the 7th of August.
In addition to handicrafts and handloom items, products created by Divyangjans from the country will also be on sale.
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In the spirit from the state, Flipkart has also started to train artisans for this according to the press release.
The government provides loans and facilities to weavers and handicraftsmen, and selling their goods to the markets in the country.
Government officials from the state are holding camps to offer the weavers with loans a subsidy. The government offers an amount of 20 percent for loans and up to 7 percent in interest, as per the rules.
Through this initiative of the government, weavers are now free from the grip of the moneylenders The release said.
In Aprilof this year, Flipkart made public that it had signed a memorandum of understanding in April with West Bengal government to train and aid local weavers, craftsmen, and crafters to make use of its online platform to grow up their business nationally. The MoU was signed by the state’s micro, small , and medium-sized enterprises as well as the department of textiles.
The time was when Flipkart Group Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Rajneesh Kumar had stated the move will be crucial in the development of weavers, artisans as well as small businesses thanks to the company’s nationwide market access.
“As a family-owned business we are committed to the growth of our sellers and the creation of an inclusive online ecosystem. We constantly look to discover new ways to empower and empower all segments of society, including small and medium-sized enterprises,” He added.
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