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Womaniya on GeM

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    24th Jan, 2019

Government e Marketplace [GeM] has launched “Womaniya on GeM”, an initiative for women entrepreneurs.


Government e Marketplace [GeM] has launched “Womaniya on GeM”, an initiative for women entrepreneurs.


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  • This initiative aims to enable women entrepreneurs and women self-help groups [WSHGs] to sell handicrafts and handloom, accessories, jute and coir products, home décor and office furnishings, directly to various Government ministries, departments and institutions.
  • The initiative seeks to develop women entrepreneurship on the margins of society to achieve gender-inclusive economic growth.
  • It is assumed that Womaniya on GeM will spur hyper-local economic subsequently address goals and objectives under United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Government e Marketplace (GeM):

  • It is a 100 percent government owned company setup under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce and Industry for procurement of common use goods and services by Government ministries, departments and CPSEs.


  • To affect an evolution in public procurement promoting a transparent, efficient and inclusive marketplace.


  • Institute a unified procurement policy to encourage behavioural change and drive reform.
  • Establish a lean, dynamic organization capable of continuous innovation and market driven decision making.
  • Build an easy to use, fully automated platform to ensure transparency and efficiency in procurement
  • Demonstrate commitment to delivering value by ensuring right quality at right price
  • Create a sustainable ecosystem covering all stakeholders and driving inclusive development in India



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