Chandigarh : Walmart and Flipkart have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Directorate of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of Haryana, to support MSMEs to grow their domestic and global markets through the Walmart Vriddhi Supplier Development Program (Walmart Vriddhi). The program, delivered by knowledge partner Swasti, will provide MSMEs from Haryana training and support free of cost, through a blended learning approach, while also providing opportunities to join online, offline and export channels and reach pan-India and global marketplaces as part of the supply chains of Walmart, Flipkart and other leading companies. Trainings, seminars, and workshops will also be organized for Haryana MSMEs so that they can access information and enroll in the program.
Walmart Vriddhi has partnered with MSMEs to develop business skills needed to succeed as suppliers to Walmart, Flipkart, and other companies both in India and around the world. The first Walmart Vriddhi e-Institute was launched in Haryana in October 2020, in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar, serving MSMEs from the Panipat-Sonipat-Kundli region. Thousands of entrepreneurs are now working through the multi-level training program, with some already onboarded to Flipkart to expand their digital capabilities and sell across India via the Flipkart marketplace.
On the signing of the MoU, Dushyant Chautala, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Haryana, said, “Haryana has a robust micro, small and medium enterprises sector of over 9.7 lakh units that contributes significantly to industrial growth, in addition to providing employment to more than 19 lakh people. The partnership provides an opportunity for local businesses to become self- reliant and will boost their reach into national markets and facilitate their participation in global value chains. It will also promote regional development and promote products by local artisans and craftsmen to further showcase ‘Brand Haryana’ on the global stage.”