Entrepreneurship in gig economy

Associated chambers of commerce & Industry of India India, ASSOCHAM joined hands to logistics platform Shadowfax joined hands to promote micro-entrepreneurship in gig economy under the aegis of government of India's skill India Mission Initiative.


The sunshine sectors with the gig economy gaining traction, logistics, and delivery are providing immense employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Under the partnership of ASSOCHAM, which is an independent body will work closely with the government standards to make them employment ready for the delivery & hospitality sector, After training these fully skilled human resources will be provided business and entrepreneurship opportunities in delivery sector through the crowdsourced Shadowfax Platforms.  This delivery personnel In expected two years across India including metro, tier2, tier3 cities, and even rural areas.

Sharing the details of the partnership, Saurabh Sharma, V.P Growth & Expansion Shadowfax said "We are privileged to partner with ASSOCHAM in this socio-economic initiative under the skill India mission. The partnership which seeks to upskill more than 150000 youth to make them employable, is in line with our corporate social mission to create a million microentrepreneurs by 2023. It is also in sync with our business goal to increase our footprints to 600+ Indian cities and towns as the project will provide us a ready pool of trained delivery partners from across India including parts of J&K and North-East India"

On the occasion, Mahinder Singh Nayyar Co-Chairman, skill & Entrepreneurship ASSOCHAM said " ASSOCHAM has found a worthy partner in Shadowfax, a company which beliefs in not only providing gainful employment but also in sowing the seeds of entrepreneurship in its workforce. Upskilling alone does not help our youth, they need enough business opportunities to make their mark.

The project alone is expected to add approximately 20% more delivery personnel to the existing pool with reputed organizations like Bal Bharti Academy also supporting this initiative at Pan India level".

Ajay Sharma Assistant Secretary-General ASSOCHAM added " GOI has allocated handsome amount for skill development under various programs. ASSOCHAM will identify and train each selected youth as per standards set out by the government under the aegis of this initiative. The Project is expected to add approximately 2 lakh delivery personnel to the current 10 lakh+ community."

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