In a bid to promote ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ (Self-reliant India), the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) – the devoted portal for government procurement has made it obligatory for sellers to mention the ‘us of a of foundation’ on merchandise they promote via the platform.
The Union Commerce Minister launched a assertion on Tuesday making it obligatory for sellers to mention the ‘Country of Origin’ whilst registering new merchandise on GeM.
Further, dealers who had already uploaded their products before the advent of this new characteristic on GeM, were requested to replace the Country of Origin
The Commerce Ministry in its announcement said that the GeM has taken this enormous step to sell ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
Percentage of neighborhood content to be noted
The platform has additionally enabled a provision for indicating the percentage of neighborhood content in products which will sell local goods.
More importantly, the ‘Make in India’ clear out has now been enabled on the portal. Buyers can select to shop for only those products that meet the minimum 50% nearby content material criteria,” the announcement said.
Since its inception, GeM is continuously working in the direction of promoting ‘Make in India’ initiative and the portal has facilitated the entry of small neighborhood dealers in public procurement, the announcement stated. Government e-Market (GeM) portal changed into launched in August 2016 for on-line purchases of products and services with the aid of all the important government ministries and departments.
Earlier this month, the government had made changes the guidelines of public procurement to give maximum choice to companies whose goods and services have 50 per cent or more nearby content, a circulate aimed toward promoting “Make in India” and making the united states of america self-reliant.
PMO seeks info of movement plan to cut dependence on China
This development comes on the backdrop of a excessive-degree meeting that befell on the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to talk about methods to promote Aatmanirbhar Bharat and cut import dependency on China.
During the meeting, the PMO reportedly asked for further details to shape an action plan. The dialogue over reducing imports from China has underlined significance amidst increasing border tensions between the two countries. There has been a upward push inside the call for to boycott merchandise from China.
The move to update the Chinese imports with greater reliance at the regionally-manufactured merchandise comes after the latest standoff among Indian and Chinese border troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Even earlier, there were calls for promoting Indian merchandise and decreasing dependency on Chinese goods within the Indian marketplace, especially after the coronavirus pandemic impacted global deliver chains.