Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched an online platform to facilitate sale of products by local entrepreneurs. ‘The initiative is to develop the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem in the State,’ he said during the launch of the website ‘Meghamart’.
‘The website is an effort of the government to help entrepreneurs to market their products.’ He said that the State government will soon come up with a procurement policy so that all government, military and para-military and private organizations purchase 20 percent of their requirements from local entrepreneurs.
The objective is to provide a digital platform for local entrepreneurs and businesses of the entire Northeast to reach out to global markets.
Created by the Meghalaya government through the Institute of Entrepreneurship under the overall theme of ‘Made in North East’ and ‘Made in Meghalaya’, the website will provide much needed exposure and access to global markets for small and medium enterprises of the region, who lack formal business training or those who cannot afford a brick and mortar shop.
The platform will enable them to sell their products on a wide scale without any investment in a website of their own. With the tagline of ‘The Best of North East at your Doorstep’, the online platform will allow buyers to contact sellers and directly negotiate quantities, prices and shipping, while sellers will have to register their businesses or enterprises at the website.