Flipkart Signs MoU with Bengal Government to Support Local Artisans, Weavers and Artisans

Flipkart on Monday announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of West Bengal to train and support local artisans, weavers and craftsmen to leverage its e-commerce platform to expand their businesses nationwide. The agreement was signed with the State Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles.

West Bengal MSME Department Principal Secretary Rajesh Pandey said, “We are focused on deepening our commitment to MSMEs in the state and helping them grow. This partnership will enhance the development of artisans, weavers, small businesses and MSMEs by providing access to opportunities that trade enables.” He also said that these efforts will help boost the state’s business and social development by creating inclusive growth.
Rajneesh Kumar, Corporate Affairs Director of Flipkart Group, said, “This will help boost the economic growth of weavers, artisans and small businesses through the e-commerce company’s domestic market access. As a local business, we are passionate about growing our sellers. , building an inclusive and constantly innovating e-commerce ecosystem to find new ways to uplift and empower all sections of society, especially MSMEs.”

As part of this partnership, it will provide incubation support and time-limited training benefits to underserved communities.

First post: STI