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Walmart and Flipkart to digitise MSMEs in Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with its trade body

Technology for MSMEs: Walmart Vriddhi aims to train 50,000 Indian MSMEs with the business skills necessary to succeed as suppliers to Walmart and as sellers on Flipkart, and other marketplace platforms.

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By Parvathy Pillai

Technology for MSMEs: Walmart and Flipkart today announced ramping up of their efforts to train and build the capacity of MSMEs in the northernmost state of India by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Jammu & Kashmir Trade Promotion Organisation (a Government of J&K Undertaking). 


On the development, Nidhi Munjal, Vice President, Supplier Development, Walmart India, said, “Through our Walmart Vriddhi program, we are eager to provide high-impact training along with equal opportunities for MSMEs to access online and offline markets domestically and internationally.”

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Walmart Vriddhi aims to train 50,000 Indian MSMEs with the business skills necessary to succeed as suppliers to Walmart and as sellers on Flipkart, and other domestic and global marketplace platforms, according to the company’s statement. It added that MSMEs from across India, especially Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Surat, Hyderabad are enrolling in the programme.

Swasti’s co-founder and mentor, N Raghunathan said, “This partnership with the Government of Jammu & Kashmir will significantly improve the growth and development of local MSMEs. Through the Vriddhi program, we are dedicated to helping small businesses accelerate their growth and become more resilient to changing business environments, while enabling them to better participate in national and global supply chains.”

Jagjeet Harode, Senior Director & Head, Marketplace, Flipkart, said, “Through these projects and programs, we are committed to expanding the domestic eCommerce marketplace and providing access and support to new sellers, MSMEs, domestic manufacturers, Indian artisans, weavers, and handloom workers on our platform.”