Bamboo Market Page launched on Govt e-Marketplace (GeM) Portal
A Bamboo Market Page titled “The Green Gold Collection” was launched by the Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shri Parshottam Rupala during a virtual event on 3rd June, 2021. The Bamboo Market Page has been developed for marketing of the Bamboo Goods (Bamboo based products & Quality Planting Materials) jointly by The National Bamboo Mission and the Government e-Marketplace (GeM).
The dedicated window will provide an electronic platform for the small manufacturers and niche sellers thereby vastly increasing their reach to attract buyers and at the same time will provide niche products from trusted sources to the buyers, a win-win situation for both.
The unique initiative of GeM and National Bamboo Mission – “Green Gold Collection”, will showcase a range of exquisitely handcrafted bamboo and bamboo products, handicrafts, disposals and office utility products on the GeM portal. The page will provide bamboo artisans, weavers and entrepreneurs in rural areas with market access to Government buyers.
Product categories ranging from bamboo poles to bamboo products in furniture, lifestyle & décor, kitchenware, industrial machinery, handcrafted items such as toys and office utility items like agarbatti/ incense sticks, disposables, water bottles, yoga mats, charcoal, etc. are being uploaded on the portal for Government buyers.
This initiative seeks to promote the adoption and use of bamboo products among Government buyers and usher a sustainable rural economy for an Atmanirbhar Bharat.