SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched the website of Meghamart from his office chamber in the presence of co-chair of Young Leaders Connect (YLC) 6, Larsing Sawyan, members of YLC, local entrepreneurs and other officials on Monday.
Speaking during the launch, Conrad K Sangma said that the launch of the website is an initiative to develop the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem in the State. “The website is an effort of the government to help the entrepreneurs to market their products,” he said. He also informed that the government will soon come up with the ‘Procurement Policy’ so that all government, military and paramilitary and private organizations can purchase 20 per cent of their requirements from these entrepreneurs of the State.
Meghamart.com is an online registry and listing of local enterprises and their products created by the Government of Meghalaya through the Institute of Entrepreneurship (MIE) under the overall theme of ‘Made in North East’ and ‘Made in Meghalaya’ with the objective of providing a digital platform for local entrepreneurs and businesses of the Northast and Meghalaya to reach out to global markets and audiences through MeghaMart’s social and digital media promotion and marketing.
With a tagline of ‘The Best of North East at your Doorstep’, the website will provide the much needed exposure and access to such markets for SMEs of Meghalaya and the Northeast who lack formal business training or those who cannot afford a brick and mortar shop in marketplace and enable them to sell their products on a much wider scale than previously possible without them having to invest in a website of their own.
The launch of MeghaMart is part of the Chief Minister’s initiative to promote and foster enterprise and entrepreneurship in the State by providing a platform to showcase the products and services of these enterprises. Together with the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ programme and a host of other enterprise ecosystem initiatives by the Government, Meghalaya is leading the way to sustainable employment generation through entrepreneurship for the benefit of generations to come.