US e-com giant restates commitment to Indian biz
US e-commerce giant Amazon has expressed interest in enablng self-help groups in Karnataka to sell their products through its portal to customers across India.
Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan proposed the idea during a meeting with Chetan Krishnaswamy, Vice-President (public policy), Amazon India on Tuesday. Krishnaswamy replied in the positive and said this would be discussed at a higher level in the company.
There are about 1.5 lakh self-help groups in the state, engaged in making various products. It would give an impetus to them if these products can be sold through Amazon, the DCM said.
Krishnaswamy spoke about Amazon’s expansion plans in the state and reaffirmed its commitments to India. “Amazon’s mission for India is to build a sustainable ecosystem that fosters innovation, creates job opportunities and helps Indian businesses go global. We are committed to digitizing 10 million MSMEs, enabling 1 million incremental jobs and driving $ 10 billion (Rs 75,000 crore) in e-commerce exports from India by 2025,” he said.
The Deputy Chief Minister spoke about the various skilling initiatives in Karnataka and asked Amazon to work with the government to create work opportunities for the youth.