COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic disruptions, leading to job losses and financial shocks across the world. India has not been immune to these challenges, with the pandemic hitting the country’s economy hard.
However, the Indian government’s AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, or Self-reliant India Mission, is a bold vision to make India a confident country in the face of the pandemic.
One of the most dynamic and essential sectors contributing significantly to India’s GDP and exports is the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) division.
However, MSMEs have been hit hard by the pandemic, and the sector is struggling to recover. As a result, the government has identified the MSME sector as a bedrock for economic recovery.
Amidst this challenging environment, Odisha-based startup MrFixPro is making a significant contribution to the government’s AtmaNirbhar Bharat vision by providing a platform for skilled laborers to become financially independent.
MrFixPro is a web and app-based platform that allows skilled professionals to register themselves and offer a wide range of maintenance and repair services, including electricity, plumbing, electronics appliances, home deep cleaning, pest control, home painting, and car/bus washing, to customers.
The pandemic has made it difficult for people to access essential services, including maintenance and repair services. However, MrFixPro’s platform has been a boon for the common public struggling to get such services during the pandemic times.
Moreover, the platform has enabled skilled laborers to become AtmaNirbhar, thereby contributing to India’s economic recovery.
MrFixPro aims to empower 100,000 skilled laborers to become financially independent over the next five years.
This is a significant contribution to the government’s AtmaNirbhar Bharat vision and a ray of hope for the MSME sector, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.
The platform provides a unique opportunity for Indian startups to locally produce innovative and affordable products while creating employment opportunities and contributing to the country’s economic growth.
NB: The writer is the founder and CEO of MRFIXPro