The Ministry of Women and Child Development has tied up with eBay to build a platform for economically disadvantaged women to sell their products to a global market.
The ministry headed by Maneka Gandhi, will identify, train and equip women to open ‘Eshops’ for selling their products on eBay. Additionally eBay will train women in branding, designing, and competitive pricing.
An official has confirmed with ET that a formal agreement will be signed later this month. The scheme will give away the entire sales proceeds, barring a commission of not more than 4% to the women’s account. The products being listed on eBay will also carry a unique “Women of India” identification.
An autonomous body named Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) that looks into socio-economic empowerment of women will identify women across India who manufacture hand-made goods that do not have a place in the existing market.