26th June 2020: In the midst of the pandemic disarray, India’s economy is anticipating a significant dynamic move. In May 2020, the PM announced a Rs. 20 Lakh crore financial package so as to make India aatma-nirbhar. The nation needs to make items that are made in India and are made for the world. This is a period for India and Indian organizations to change and take a positive turn towards being Aatma Nirbhar i.e self-reliant. The PM has pitched for advancing local businesses. This has given a boost to various small and medium businesses in the country that are helping the nation in stabilizing the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Atmanirbhar Bharat centers around Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography, and Demand. The Hon’ble PM has called on the citizens to use these adverse times for the resurgence of the Indian economy. In order to support our Prime Minister’s vision, various platforms have come up to brace this change and help our nation to grow and escalate by becoming self-sustaining.
Here is a list of platforms facilitating India to become Armanirbhar:
To support the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. In a bid to revive the economy, TradeIndia is strengthening the agenda by providing a reliable platform to local buyers and sellers for identifying trustworthy business partners. The platform has also upgraded their mobile app in 6 vernacular languages; Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugu, Marathi and Oriya will be an ideal forum for businesses from across India, as they can vocalise and interact with each other to operate smoothly, securely and effectively. The app also comes equipped with additional features including the chat option that allows the buyer to connect with the seller directly with each listing.
Aligning with the PM’s mission of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Crofarm (India’s fastest growing farm to fork agri-tech startup) has recently launched its social commerce venture Otipy to revolutionise the supply chain of fresh produce in India. Otipy works closely with women reseller partners to full fill the demand of end consumers and facilitates the contactless doorstep delivery of fresh produce. The company is working with 500+ partner resellers mainly women across Delhi-NCR and is already serving over 50,000 consumers. Through its robust end to end supply chain network the best of the farm products are brought to consumers via social commerce model and the fresh produce reaches to the doorstep in less than 12 hours.
In the wake of the current situation to empower the farmers and make India Aatma Nirbhar AgriBazaar,India’s largest agri-tech marketplace is working closely with farmers, state governments and procurement agencies to allow trade from the safety of their homes. As a full-stack agritech player, AgriBazaar has replicated the physical mandi to an (electronic) e-mandi aggregator model through which once a farmer registers and uploads his produce, buyers can give orders for the purchase. And, once the deal is complete, AgriBazaar facilitates the logistics of picking up the grain from the farmer’s doorstep and delivering it to the buyers’ warehouse.
An e-commerce platform for customised printing services for individuals and small business owners, Vistaprint India strives to help small businesses in growth by providing various marketing products and help them create a unique professional identity.Vistaprint is part of a global company but its target is small Indian businesses, individuals and corporations, who manufacture all their products locally with the help of local workers and employees. The company provides customised visiting cards, Posters, flyers and other marketing materials.
India’s leading boutique law firm Burgeon Law is on a mission to guide the distressed stakeholders of the startup investment ecosystem. It is proactively guiding promoters and entrepreneurs on the legalities of managing the uncertainty and extension of the runway in order to tackle various issues rising up with the lock-down and its impact on the industry.
In its mission to combat COVID-19, Biosup Healthcare, a pioneer in pharmaceutical and surgical products, is working round the clock to fulfill the unprecedented demand. It has launched a cost-effective premium face masks, hand sanitizers and hand rubs, and manufactures all its products in India using optimum quality raw material and in sync with international standards. Biosup is helping people across India through offline stores as well as the online channels.
Xpay.Life – A Bangalore based company helping rural Indians to make their utility bill payments via its payment kiosks, mobile vans and POS machines, but when the lockdown started, the movement of mobile vans has come to a standstill, the company went extra mile and showcase how they can actually make their bill payment easily on its platform – enabled by BBPS and NPCI. The company has witnessed 142% growth on its platform from rural Indians, the start-up which caters to 50000+ pin codes across India, helping people pay their bills like electricity, landline, DTH etc, by using digital means.