Textile Ministry to Sign a Deal With Flipkart to Promote Indigenous Weavers

Ministry of Textiles is expected to signed a deal with Flipkart today, as per an Economic Times report. The agreement will be inked by the office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms. Post this deal, Flipkart is expected to provide an online platform to handloom weavers for selling their products.

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With its 10 million products across 70+ categories, Flipkart is a home to some 3000 merchants.  In past 7 years, the company has transformed itself from an online book seller to high consumer satisfaction yet inventory carrying retailer to one of the leading online marketplaces in the country, what it is now. Here’s a quick glimpse of the Flipkart’s journey so far.

It is quite ironic that where one Government body seems to be after Flipkart for breaking FDI norms, other is joining hands to promote local craftsmen for a noble cause. It will be interesting to see how both the paths pan out.

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