The Delhi Development and Dialogue Commission (DDCD), the Delhi government’s think tank, convened a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of the capital’s market and trade bodies to seek their partnership and contributions to formulate the âDilli Bazaarâ web portal.
Recently announced by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Dilli Bazaar will be the national capital’s electronic marketplace where store owners can set up a virtual store to sell their products online across the world. Over 40 representatives of trade / market associations from regions such as Chandni Chowk, Bhagirath Palace, Sadar Bazar, Khari Baoli, Naya Bazar, Mori Gate, Chawri Bazar, Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Karol Bagh, Sarojini Nagar, Khan Market , Rajouri Garden, Kamla Nagar, Palika Bazar, Rohini, Pitampura, Laxmi Nagar, Krishna Nagar and Gandhi Nagar discussed the role of market bodies in setting up the future portal and ways to coordinate with the Delhi government in this end.
Chairing the meeting with representatives of trade / market associations, Jasmine Shah, Vice President of DDCD, said: âThe Delhi government, under the leadership of CM Arvind Kejriwal, has worked tirelessly to alleviate the businesses suffering from the impact of the lockdown and covid pandemic19. Last year, the Delhi government set up ‘Rozgar Bazaar’, a simple job search web platform on which more than 1.4 million job seekers have registered and more than one million job offers have been published. Discussions with professional and industry associations resulted in the formulation of the concept of Dilli Bazaar.
âThe quality of products and services in Delhi is praised all over India and the world, but many companies are suffering because they still do not have an online presence and reach. During the lockdown, as physical retail stores suffered losses, e-commerce gained 150% of revenue, and Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities also saw a huge increase in demand for digital payments. Realizing the support that many sellers need to harness the online marketplace to their advantage, CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that Dilli Bazaar, a cutting edge electronic marketplace, will be built by the government of Delhi where every trader, businessman, Delhi professional, service provider and trader will be able to showcase and sell their products to anyone, anywhere in the world, âShah said.
The portal will support and strengthen both direct-to-consumer and business-to-business businesses. Buyers will be able to take virtual tours of Delhi’s markets and purchase any product they like. The easy-to-use portal will help promote local businesses by giving them access to larger markets, Shah added.