KVIC launches e-commerce site: ekhadiindia.com
Ministry of MSMEsâ€™ khadi arm, Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), launches e-commerce portal: ekhadiindia.com. The website catalogues over 50,000 products from locally made Khadi and Village Industries products.
On New Yearâ€™s Eve, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) unveiled Khadi Indiaâ€™s official e-commerce site ekhadiindia.com. The website catalogues over 50,000 products under more than 500 varieties and various categories of locally made Khadi and Village Industries products. The portal is a step towards building an ecosystem that enables MSMEs to help achieve the Prime Ministerâ€™s goal of â€œAatmanirbhar Bharatâ€.
During the trial launch of the portal, Secretary, MSME AK Sharma mentioned that the interest of our weavers, artisans, craftsmen and farmers has always been our top priority. At the same time, eco-friendly and authentic Khadi and traditional village industry products made by them have always remained close to the heart of people of India. Now, those products are just a click away. Portal will fulfil the customerâ€™s needs and supply the products at their door steps. For last few months, we have been pushing all limits to create an ecosystem for withstanding the challenges of COVID. The e-commerce portal of KVIC is the result of our persistent work in that direction.
KVIC Chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena, during the launch function informed that ekhadiindia.com is the first of its kind government online shopping platform to boost rural economy and become self-sustainable. There has been a steady rise in demands for Khadi and Village Industries products over the last few years with 2018-2019 alone witnessing the surge of 25 per cent. Chairman KVIC added that this move is mainly intended to make natural Khadi India products easily accessible to the new generation consumers.
The products range from apparel, grocery, cosmetics, home dÃ©cor, health and wellness products, essentials and gifts. Cashing on the growing shift towards natural products, especially by the new generation of consumers, KVIC is up for giving it all for repositioning India’s legendary brand Khadi. The portal is also an answer to the call of youth demographics that prefer online shopping over offline shopping.
The Key Components of ekhadiindia.com that sets it apart from other online ecommerce platforms:-
KVIC is one of the biggest employment providers in the country, which is bringing to life Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India through its various innovations. KVIC envisages emerging as a new age digital marketplace for weavers, artisans, craftsmen, farmers and micro/ small entrepreneurs of India with the Khadi and Village Industries.