November 8, 2019

Amazon Inks Four MoUs with Government of HimachalPradesh to empower thousands of Artisans& Weavers, MSMEs and Farmersthrough e-commerce

Amazon Inks Four MoUs with Government of Himachal Pradesh to empower thousands of Artisans& Weavers, MSMEs and Farmers through e-commerce


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Vijyender Sharma

Dharamshala, ------------Amazon India today announced that it has signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Himachal Pradesh to enable sellers, MSMEs, artisans, weavers and SMBs from the state to benefit through e-commerce. The fourMoUs signed include tie-ups with Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts & Handloom Corporation Limited (HIMCRAFTS) and Himachal Pradesh State Handlooms & Handicrafts Development Cooperative Federation (HIMBUNKAR) to enable handlooms sellers and artisans to sell on; tie-up with Himachal Pradesh Department of Industries to conduct workshops to enable MSME exporters to export their products and reach out to millions of our customers across 90+ countries through Amazon Global Selling Program; and Himachal Pradesh Department of Horticulture to source local to support the development of inclusive and competitive agricultural value chains over the long-term.

Amit Agarwal, SVP & Country Manager, Amazon India said,"We see a catalyst role for us in three key areas – jobs, MSME empowerment and Exports. Our four different MoUs signed with the Government of Himachal Pradesh will help us play a significant role in addressing those areas and empower the local community of women entrepreneurs, artisans and weavers, MSMEs and SMBs. We are excited that our efforts are meaningfully impacting the Digital Bharat vision and contributing to the economic flywheel of India." has close to 2000 sellers in Himachal Pradesh out of which close to 100 sellers export over 37,000 'Made in India' products across the world registering sales of over $33 million in 2019through Amazon's Global Selling Program

Amazon is serving close to 10% of Himachal Pradesh population, receives lakhs of orders per month from the state

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