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Flipkart signs MoU with CSC to develop ancillary industries and help rural economy

E-commerce heavyweight Flipkart has signed a memorandum of understanding with the CSC e-governance India Limited to work out a mechanism to help Common Service Centers (CSCs) pan India to leverage Flipkart’s e-commerce platform. The MoU has emphasis on development of ancillary industries (packaging, logistics) and employment avenues in rural areas to help reduce rural migration and enhancing the revenue generation opportunities of CSCs. The partnership will also allow rural artisans and micro, small and medium enterprises to build and establish their brand nationally, get access to financial, marketing and supply chain support and generate employment and help rural economy. Flipkart's other MoUs with the government This isn't the first time Flipkart has signed MoUs to develop the rural economy. Earlier in August 2014, it signed a deal with the ministry of textiles to list products from rural Indian handloom weavers and craftsmen on its platform. The ministry mentions that weavers will sell their products under their brand name and Flipkart (or its business partners) will set up collection centers to collect theses products from the weavers and artisans. Flipkart also signed an  MoU with FISME (Federation of Indian Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises) and NCDPD (National Center for Design and Product Development) in June last year. Flipkart had mentioned that it will be listing products from 50,000 SMEs as part of this initiative. Besides this, it will also provide infrastructural support in data analytics, marketing and customer acquisition. Flipkart signed an MoU with the Director General of Employment and Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour and Employment to help…

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