Bharat EMart is a new digital initiative to provide traders the facility of consignment pick-up as well as ensure delivery at the consignee’s doorsteps, all across the country. It is believed that it will benefit 8 crore traders associated with Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). For initiating the operationalisation of Bharat EMart, the CAIT has signed an MoU with India Post and Tripta Technologies, in the presence of Minister of State for Communications, Mr. Devusinh Chauhan in New Delhi yesterday.
“Technology induction and addition of new services have made India Post a modern and multiple service providers. Today, it provides banking, insurance, and the last mile delivery of benefits of several welfare schemes run by the Government to every village through its network of 1.59 lakh Post Offices.”Mr. Devusinh Chauhan
Chauhan also mentioned about India Post’s role towards women empowerment with the Sukanya Samridhi Scheme, which provides the financial security to girl child. The Minister expressed hope that the MoU with CAIT and Bharat e-Mart would provide much needed logistics support to small traders in the country which would increase their businesses and also the opportunities for employment.
With this, India Post will become a logistics service provider for millions of traders, on the back of their overall efforts towards modernisation and transformation. India Post has previously entered into similar agreements with Government e-Marketplace (GeM), Regional Centers of Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), to provide pick-up and delivery of parcels at the doorsteps of the consignees.
They also plan to onboard themselves on the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) platform developed by Ministry of Commerce, as a logistics service provider.