Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: An online bazaar for traders and manufacturers where they can showcase their products globally will soon be launched by Delhi government.
Interacting with traders on Sunday to discuss measures to boost the city’s economy, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that just like the job portal, he had received a suggestion to launch a website for industries and shops based on the material they manufactured or sold, especially in industrial areas like Wazirpur, Bawana and Badli.
“Through this portal, Delhi’s wholesale market and industries can put their products in front of the entire world and receive orders from them. We can call it Delhi Bazaar where people can market their products,” Kejriwal said.
Sunday’s discussion, which was attended by 215 representatives from various sectors and all major markets in Delhi, was held through Digital Samvaad, a series of events held by the CM’s office to interact with industrialists and traders to understand the challenges faced by them because of the pandemic and to take suggestions on how to tackle their issues.
“There was a rise in the number of Covid-19 cases for 15-20 days since June 1, after the lockdown was lifted. However, we did not implement the lockdown again. Probably, Delhi is the only city where lockdown hasn’t been imposed again as we understand that work and Covid management can go hand-in-hand,” Kejriwal said, adding that while controlling the viral infection and saving lives was the most important, getting Delhi’s economy back on track was essential too.
Kejriwal said that hotels and weekly markets had been allowed to be opened and many other steps were taken to strengthen the state’s economy. “This is probably the first time that the rate of diesel has decreased by Rs 8. No other state would have dared to decrease diesel prices so sharply,” he added.
“We have received a great response to Rozgar Bazaar. I’m happy that today we have around 9,000 companies registered on the portal and lakhs of vacancies have been posted. Lakhs of people are applying for jobs. Many people are getting jobs through the portal and many businesses are finding the right kind of labour,” said Kejriwal.
The CM said that Chandni Chowk had been redeveloped and the area would be fully ready by November or December. “This was a pilot project for us. We will definitely implement this redevelopment plan at other markets and roads. Delhi’s markets should be of international standards and we will do everything to make it possible,” he added.

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