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Amazon to 'nurture' women entrepreneurs in Nagaland

PTI
Published Jan 23, 2017, 8:16 pm IST
Updated Jan 23, 2017, 8:24 pm IST
Programme also aims to encourage cottage industries in Nagaland by helping them grow through online commerce.
The initiative will not only boost the cottage industry run by women in Nagaland, but also lead to the overall advancement of women e-entrepreneurs from the state.
 The initiative will not only boost the cottage industry run by women in Nagaland, but also lead to the overall advancement of women e-entrepreneurs from the state.

New Delhi: Amazon India has partnered with the Nagaland government and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to enable women entrepreneurs in the state to sell their products online.

Under the partnership, Amazon.in will conduct extensive training and skill development workshops to help women entrepreneurs in Nagaland understand nuances related to online selling, Amazon India said in a statement today. It will also help them to develop skills and capabilities necessary to nurture successful online enterprises, it added.

 

The programme also aims to encourage cottage industries in Nagaland by helping them grow through online commerce. As part of the initiative, a one-stop centre will be created.

Amazon India aims to promote the flourishing cottage industries in the region and unlock unique selection of products such as hand-woven items, intricate metalwork, woodwork, stonework, pottery and basketry, it said.

"Through this partnership, we look forward to fostering entrepreneurship and empowerment among women in Nagaland by giving them the opportunity to experience India's digital economy firsthand," Amazon India Director and GM (Seller Services) Gopal Pillai said.

 

With specialised training, skill development workshops, technology support and market access at zero initial cost, the initiative will not only boost the cottage industry run by women in Nagaland, but also lead to the overall advancement of women e-entrepreneurs from the state, he added.  

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