Assam govt signs MoUs with Walmart, Flipkart and HCL

Assam government signed four Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Walmart, Flipkart and HCL for exchange of ideas for successful commercialization.

The signing ceremony was held in Guwahati on August 4.

The first MoU was signed by Walmart Vriddhi with industries, commerce and public enterprises department and skill employment entrepreneurship department. This tripartite MoU has been exchanged for the development of MSMEs in terms of showcasing and exporting their products and also exchange ideas for successful commercialization of their products by providing them market access.

In the second MoU signed between Flipkart and Assam skill development mission, Flipkart will provide opportunities to youth of the Assam in the Flipkart supply chain operations academy by training, certifying and creating a pool of e-commerce supply chain talent. They will also get an opportunity to do an on-the-job-training at Flipkart and recieve a stipend of Rs 17,500 during the training period.

In the third MoU exchanged between directorate of employment and craftsman training (DECT) and HCL, it facilitates the employability of youth of Assam under various programmes conducted by HCL specially beneficial for class 12 passed students. HCL in collaboration with DECT will provide training to the class 12 passed students aiming to reduce regional imbalance in terms of skilled people.

The fourth MoU between Assam Skill University and HCL-TSS will facilitate aspirants to join HCL-TSS skilling and employment programs and provide mutual support for counseling and conducting assessment of eligible candidates in university campus or any other campus provides by Assam Skill University.

This is expected to help students from rural and remote areas to get employment opportunities.

Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, Assam’s minister for skill development employment and entrepreneurship Jayanta Mallabaruah said: �Assam has a huge potential in terms of MSMEs and the Government of Assam is working diligently for making MSME sector of the state a supreme one.”

He also said that under the sheer guidance of prime minister of India and chief minister of Assam, Assam is trying all possible ways to implement the concept of ‘Ease of Living’ by providing adequate employment opportunities in the state. The minister thanked Swasti Society which is engaged to implement the Walmart Vriddhi programme to launch in India, which is helping MSMEs to expand their domestic capacities and participate in global supply chains.

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