Business Bureau :
Keeping in mind the health and safety of millions of Indian retailers and consumers, Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri recently launched an ‘All India Sanitisation Kits’ drive of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in association with MasterCard. Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of the CAIT and Porush Singh, President, South Asia of MasterCard presented the kit to Hardeep Puri. On the occasion Puri said, “At this point of our fight against the pandemic, awareness about adhering to social distancing norms and following safety protocols is crucial to support small businesses.
I would like to congratulate both CAIT and MasterCard on initiating this project to enable small merchants cope with safety and health norms as they resume business. I also encourage more entities to come forward to support the merchant community as they adapt to the new normal.” The Confederation of All India Traders has made many efforts in the past and has written many letters to the various Government bodies dragging their attention towards the danger of the Indian traders and consumers getting exposed to coronavirus and many other viral infections. The consistent persuading of the CAIT finally paid off and now the market place throughout the country will get the sanitisation kits in order to protect them from the exposure, CAIT said in a statement.
CAIT will distribute around 5 lakh kits among the various traders and their employees throughout the country, out of which 35,000 kits will be given to the traders of Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, and Karol Bagh in Delhi. MasterCard is a corporate partner in this project and the CAIT will also call upon other corporate companies to join hands with CAIT and be a part of this campaign. Everything in the kit is designed keeping in mind the health and safety of the users.
The mask present in the kits and the cloth bag in which the kit is being distributed is made by the women of the self-help- group (SHG). Confederation of All India Traders aims to generate comprehensive plans for the sanitisation of shops and commercial markets across the country to reduce the possibility of the corona virus exposure along with other kinds and will continue to work in favour of the hundreds of traders and consumers of the country until the virus is fully eradicated.