Panjim: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant launched the state’s first E-commerce site “Govkart Shopping Pvt Ltd” under the concept of Atma Nirbhar Bharat at his official residence in the city on Monday.
Govkarts Shopping Pvt Ltd is Goa’s online premier portal where one can shop online for variety of products like Electronic, Personal care, Grocery, Fashion, Kitchen appliances, Mobiles, etc.
It acts as the bridge between the public and the Goan entrepreneurs. It promotes the concept of “Go vocal for local”.
The customers will have to download the app and they can then buy products sitting at home and the products would be delivered to them at their doorsteps. Right now, the service is open for customers in Margao but shortly it would be extended to Panjim and other cities in Goa.
Speaking on the occassion, the Chief Minister,” The initiative will give the opportunity to local vendors of the state. I think this type of companies should fourish in the state as they will give the opportunity to youth. It has been done under the concept of vocal for local. I am sure people of the state support it.”
Talking about the concept, Sajeev Kumar, Managing Director of Govkart Shopping Pvt Ltd, said, “The lockdown impacted the Goan businesses and it was not safe to go out to sell or buy products. As a result, people started depending on the E-Commerce industry from which foreign companies and MNC’s were the beneficiaries. That’s why to benefit locals, I have launched this platform.”
”E-commerce industry has a lot of potentials and is expected to touch 5.9 trillion USD in 2023. 83% of the population is mobile penetrated which consists largely of youngsters. Everything can be ordered at the click of a button. So the thought of our local vendors, business proprietors, women entrepreneurs came into light,” he said.
He said the company would invite the local vendors, shopkeepers and other business entities to sell their product on the platform so that they would have a wider exposure to the Goan population across the state.
”It is cost-effective for the upcoming entrepreneurs especially women entrepreneurs to showcase their homemade products and reach out to the public of Goa through this platform.
This also helps in women’s empowerment and promotes Gender Equality. This platform is also cost-effective as there are no operational concerns, less manpower, and no advertisement costs. They can sell it from home creating job opportunities to a large number of people,” he said.