August 9, 2019
Tech giants investing in the MSME space in Bangla
Two of the world’s tech giants are firming up plans for providing help to people involved in sectors like MSME, agriculture, education, healthcare and e-governance in Bangla.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently announced that Microsoft will work towards creating an e-commerce platform for weavers in Bangla, through two projects, named ‘Sangam’ and ‘E-Web’.
The company will impart training to weavers and share its expertise in enhancing their skills. As a result of this initiative, about six lakh weavers will benefit. Their income will increase by 25 per cent.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud technology service platform of the e-commerce giant, Amazon, will offer learning content and promotional credit worth $100,000 to start-ups in the State, to enable them to develop innovative solutions addressing the requirement of the MSME industry in the State.
This was announced by the State Commerce & Industries and Finance Minister, Dr Amit Mitra, who added that this was the result of the MoU signed between WEBEL and AWS at the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) last February.
Sources: The Statesman, Millennium Post, Livemint