Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Over 3000 Farmer Producer Organisations and 400 Self-Help Groups, micro-entrepreneurs and social sector enterprises register to be a part of Open Network for Digital Commerce

Posted On: 08 DEC 2023 5:29PM by PIB Delhi

Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) currently has more than 2.3 Lakh sellers and service providers available on the network on boarded through various seller network participants. These sellers consist of small, medium and large enterprises and drivers in case of mobility. Being a Network, ONDC does not directly onboard any sellers. ONDC enables both products and services to be transacted through the network.

  • Presently, over 3000 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) have registered to be a part of the ONDC network through various Seller NetworkParticipants.
  • 400+ Self-Help Groups (SHGs), micro-entrepreneurs and social sector enterprises have onboarded the network with the aid of SIDBI.
  • ONDC is actively working with the Ministry of MSME to onboard MSMEs to the network through existing seller applications and also working to integrate MSME-Mart which has over 2 lakh MSMEs, with ONDC.
  • ONDC is also actively working with industry associations like National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), to onboard restaurants to the network through various food aggregators. Currently ONDC has more than 59,000 food and beverage (F&B) sellers available on the network.

 

ONDC is not a platform but a network that enablesproducts and services to be transacted through the network. ONDC do not have a central system that monitors all transactions.

ONDC has taken various initiatives to increase awareness, adaptation and training among small businesses for fully leveraging the benefits of ONDC and become ONDC compliant. These include:

  • ONDC is conducting awareness workshops in collaboration with various industry associations across the country to educate the small sellers and businesses about ONDC and its benefits. Multiple joint workshops are being organised in collaboration with RAI, PHDCCI, FICCI, NASSCOM and FHRAI.
  • ONDC is working actively with various department so fall the State sand UTs. Each state/ UT has appointed a Nodal Officer to accelerate the state level engagements with ONDC. Various ONDC awareness campaigns and workshops are being organised across the country.
  • ONDC has launched a Feet on Street program to support the Network Participants (NPs) in identifying and educating sellers about the benefits of ONDC and how to join through Seller Applications, hand-holding support to sellers to onboard on Seller Applications and creating a first-level basic catalogue.
  • ONDC has launched an Academy which is a repository of educational and informative textual and video content. ONDC Academy will provide a curated learning experience providing guidance and best practices for a successful e-commerce journey for each and every participant of the ONDC network.

This information has been provided by the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri SomParkash in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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