GeM registration for Suppliers of Masks against Coronavirus
We all know that our home planet is currently struggling with 2 major catastrophes — one is the deteriorating air quality and the other one is the outbreak of Coronavirus disease, also called COVID-19. Having its presence in every continent except Antarctica and leaving thousands of casualties worldwide, this epidemic has now posed a severe challenge to mankind. One thing which has become most common these days in India and the rest of the world is — anti-pollution face mask.
Such face masks are now being purchased globally, due to the fear of COVID-19 infection. In India alone, the demand for the anti-pollution mask is so high that many medical stores have gone out of stock. The government is facing great urgency of such masks, for making them available at all the hospitals and dispensaries. This is because of the dual challenge of air pollution and Coronavirus disease in India. However, there is an advanced platform, where the government can find such suppliers of anti-pollution face masks, and that is — Government e-Marketplace. The suppliers who have GeM registration can easily connect with the Government departments where there are an urgent requirement of face masks.
1. An overview of the Indian market for anti-pollution mask
We usually correlate the anti-pollution face masks with the problem of air pollution, and such masks are generally worn as a protection against respiratory ailments. In most Asian countries, including India, these masks are being worn by people of all ages. However, with the outbreak of COVID-19, face masks are being sold more rapidly. Government hospitals are among the key raisers of demand for such masks.
According to a report by ASSOCHAM, the overall market for the anti-pollution masks in India is expected to grow to the tune of US$ 16.86 million or ₹118 crores by the year 2023. This number has swelled tremendously from US$ 6.16 million i.e. ₹44 crores in 2017.
2. Air-pollution: The Key factor behind the growing market size
The deteriorating air quality and spreading of diseases like Coronavirus are among the precursors of this growing market size.
A high density of air contaminants results in high pollution levels in northern India. In recent times, the fear of COVID-19 has further pushed the demand for anti-pollution masks.
3. Suppliers of face masks on Government e-Marketplace
Today there are numerous pharmacists who sell clinical equipment like anti-pollution masks online. They can now easily sell their product on Government e-Marketplace, which is a prominent government-run e-commerce portal. All they need to do is — obtain a GeM registration. The government departments can easily buy their products on the GeM portal.
4. Role of Government e-Marketplace
Indian Government has initiated a business-friendly platform known as Government e-Marketplace. This is referred to as the GeM portal. The key objective of the GeM portal is to deliver operational assistance to the micro & small enterprises (MSEs) of India. By getting a simple GeM registration, the dealers of the anti-pollution masks and other clinical equipment can get full assistance on selling their products to the government bodies on the Government e-Marketplace.
5. Government buyers of face masks
As we see that the gap between the demand & supply of the anti-pollution masks is quite high. Most of the pharmacies are out of stock. This is the reason why the anti-pollution masks are being sold at exorbitant prices. In such a situation, the government departments have great pressure of making these masks available to all masses. Here are some of the key government bodies that may require urgent stocks of anti-pollution masks:-
Health ministries at Union & State level
Women & Child Healthcare Department
Government schools that distribute free anti-pollution masks to children
Municipalities distributing free masks to the residents.
The GeM sellers easily find such government buyers on the GeM login and connect with them. On the GeM portal, they can participate in bids or sell their products directly to these government bodies.
If you need any kind of assistance with regard to the seller GeM registration, please feel free to contact our business advisors at 8881-069-069.
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