Today, 8th March, is International Women’s Day and what could be a better day to flag off some women-centric initiatives in India. After all, women are at par with men in every sector and can provide their skillsets in multiple situations.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a web portal ‘Mahila E-haat’ to promote women entrepreneurs in India. The website will allow women to sell their products online without any extra costs.
The website was inaugurated by Maneka Gandhi, Women and Child Development Minister, on 7th March 2016, to cater to women entrepreneurs.
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Women and Child Development Minister, said, “It is generally not possible for rural women to go to far-off places to sell products made by them. Therefore, we decided to help them in selling their products. The product can include clothing, organic products or toys.”
She further added, “The website is completely new and is being done for the first time by any ministry. Through the website, we put buyers and sellers together. We do not take any fee. Anybody who wants to sell something can go to E-haat and put their product in.”
The Ministry also confirmed that the whole business of setting up products online and selling them can be done through a mobile itself and no commission will be charged from the buyer or the seller at all.
How to Get your Products Online on E-haat?
Currently in its beta version, the website is very well created and is not complex at all for anyone. To sell online through the website, click on Join Us where you will have to fill a form pertaining to your identity and products to be offered.
The other option is to download the same form and send it to the Ministry for getting the products on the marketplace.
There are variety of products to sell from; Clothing and jewellery, bags, baskets, boxes, carpets, groceries etc and will be displayed under these specific categories. There are plenty of categories for diverse skill-holding women in India and provides an excellent medium for buyers and sellers to connect.
This is one-of-a-kind online marketplace in India launched by a Ministry solely for women and aims to uplift and empower the women in India, including the entrepreneurs from rural parts of the country. If you’re planning to sell your products online, go to the website now!