Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans: Launch of Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans, Benefits & Digital monitoring of Van Dhan Start-Ups
Updated Jun 18, 2020
Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans
Delhi government is all set to launch "Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans", an e-marketplace by July 2020. Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans is the digital monitoring of Van Dhan Start-Ups. This E-Mart for Artisans will host around 5,000 tribal artisans to start off with. The state government of Delhi will start with E-Mart Portal about 5000 artisans. The target is to eventually scale up to connect 5 lakh tribals through this E-Mart Portal to the buyers directly.
What are the benefits of Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans?
The Delhi state government aims to launch the Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans in order to create an independent online space of artisans to put out their products which have been wasting away in the absence of buyers.
With this portal, the Delhi government will start the Digital Monitoring of Van Dhan Start-Ups.
The aim of the portal is to connect 5 lakh tribals to buyers directly.
The move by the Delhi government is to take the digital route to ensure real-time tracking of the scheme.
The portal will involve value addition to forest produce at the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVKs) at the village level. These are being classified as start-up tribal enterprises.
What does the Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans do?
The Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans is to be launched with the aim to create an independent online space of artisans to put out the products to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The portal will give all details including statistics and real-time information of the VDVKs. Also, the E-Mart Artisans Portal will enable GPS linkages to connect the people who execute the activities in the villages to those who are digitally monitoring the scheme in the states and in the central government.
Delhi E-Mart Portal for Artisans Trial Run
The Delhi state government commissioned a trial for the E-Mart Portal for artisans on 16 June 2020. The trial run will culminate on 30 June 2020. A formal launch of the E-Mart Portal is expected to be in the month of July 2020. Over 1205 Van Dhan Startups have been established so far. The aim of the Van Dhan Start-ups is to provide employment opportunities to 3.6 lakh tribal gatherers and around 18,000 Self Help Groups (SHGs) in around 22 states.
The Start-ups scheme aims to increase the coverage to around 10 lakh tribal gatherers. It will be implemented through the COVID-19 relief plan of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Government of India has provided Rs.15 lakh to each of these VDVKs centres. It has been reported that around 25%-30% of this grant has been spent by VDVKs on activities such as purchase of raw materials, labour costs, etc.