GEM launches National Outreach Programme – GEM Samvaad

News:Ministry of Commerce & Industry has launched a national outreach Programme called GeM Samvaad.


About GeM Samvaad:

  • The outreach programme aims to spread awareness about the Government e-Marketplace (GeM).
  • The programme will take place with stakeholders across the country and with local sellers in order to facilitate the on-boarding of local sellers on the marketplace while catering to specific requirements and procurement needs of buyers.

About Government e-Marketplace (GeM):

  • GeM is a state-of-the-art national public procurement platform launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • The portal aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement.
  • It was launched to remove entry barriers for bonafide sellers and to create a vibrant e-marketplace with a wide range of goods and services.
  • The platform facilitates online procurement of common use Goods & Services required by various Government Departments / Organisations / PSUs. 
  • It also provides the tools of e-bidding, reverse e-auction and demand aggregation to facilitate the government users, achieve the best value for their money.

Additional information:


  • SWAYATT stands for Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through eTransactions on Government e Marketplace (GeM).
  • It is an initiative to promote women and young entrepreneurs through e-transactions on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM).
  • It brings together the key stakeholders within the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem to Government e-Marketplace the national procurement portal.

About GeM Startup runaway:

  • GeM Start-up Runway-an initiative of GeM in association with Start -up India.
  • It facilitates Start-ups registered with Start -up India to access the public procurement market and sell innovative products and services to government buyers.
  • GeM Start-up Runway will also address goals and objectives under United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9: Build a resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.