The collaboration with FIEO is part of steps being taken by the MSME department to develop export hubs in all districts. As part of that, a district industrial promotion and entrepreneurship development centre is being set up in each district. These centres will help provide training to local artists and craftspersons and help with branding on e-marketplaces, imaging, cataloguing, etc. For this, facility of high-speed internet services, computer projector, conferences will be provided at each centre.
Sehgal said that as per directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to develop each district as an export hub, guidelines for setting up district export promotion committee and the district export scheme had been prepared. He said that the export development centres will work in collaboration with international and local e-marketplace companies, international trade and Indian Postal Services.
Sehgal added that the export development centres will educate traders, industrialists, artisans and self-help groups about e-marketplaces and help them organise themselves as manufacturing organisations
“Centres will be in regular touch with e-commerce companies for branding on e-marketplaces with cataloguing, online store creation, listing etc. Industrialists will also be helped in delivery processing like labelling, packaging, GST compliance and logistics. Training for international trade will also be provided to them along with opportunities to participate in buyer-seller meet, physical and virtual exhibitions, among others,” he said.