Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through e-transactions (SWAYATT ), Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA-Bharat), National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), and Small Farmers Agri Consortium (SFAC)

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  • March 3, 2023
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Context: Recently,  the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) commemorated the success of the “SWAYATT” initiative.

About Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through e-transactions (SWAYATT ):

  • SWAYATT”, is an initiative to promote Start-ups, Women, and Youth advantage through e-Transactions on the Government eMarketplace (GeM).
  • Ministry: Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • The initiative to promote “Start-ups, Women and Youth Advantage Through e-transactions” (SWAYATT) on GeM was first launched in February 2019.
  • This will bring together the key stakeholders within the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem to the Government e-Marketplace the national procurement portal.

About Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA-Bharat) :

  • It is a federation of women-led institutions providing economic and social support to women in the informal economy.
  • It is part of the national SEWA movement and was established in 1984.
  • It emerged out of the need to address the SEWA movement’s challenges with geographical expansion and coordination.
  • It is a family of SEWA organizations to further informal women workers’ rights, livelihoods, financial independence, education, health, and social security.
  • SEWA organizes workers to achieve their goals of full employment and self-reliance through the strategy of struggle and development.

About National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI):

  • NCUI was established in 1929.
  • It is an all-India Co-operative Institutes Association and was re-named National Co-operative Union of India in 1961.
  • It is an apex Cooperative organization representing the entire Indian Cooperative Movement established in 1929.
  • The Cooperative Education Field Project was introduced in Nagaland in 2002 with its Head Office in New Delhi.


  • to promote and develop the co-operative movement in India
  • to educate, guide and assist the people in their efforts
  • to build up and expand the co-operative sector
  • NCUI membership is open to national and state-level co-operative organizations as well as multi-state co-operative societies.
  • As of 30th June 2016, NCUI had 260 members, including, 17 National, 163 State, and 80 Multi-State Cooperatives.

About Small Farmers Agri Consortium (SFAC):

  • Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) is an Autonomous Society promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India.
  • It was registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 in 1994.
  • The Society is governed by a Board of Management which is chaired, ex-officio, by the hon’ble Union minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare as the President and the Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, is the ex-officio Vice-President.
  • SFAC is implementing the central schemes of the Government of India namely VCA, and EGCGS for the economic inclusion of small and marginal farmers in agribusiness activities.
  • Society is a pioneer in organizing small and marginal farmers such as Farmer’s Interest Groups, Farmer’s Producers Organizations, and Farmer’s Producers Companies for endowing them with bargaining power and economies of scale.
  • It provides a platform for increased accessibility and cheaper availability of agricultural inputs to small and marginal farmers and for establishing forward and backward linkages in supply chain management.
  • Recently the Society has been entrusted with the task of implementing the critically important Delhi Kisan Mandi and National Agriculture Market Scheme on an e-platform to progressively free agricultural trade and offer price discovery to farmers.

Source: PIB

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to foreign-owned e-commerce firms operating in India, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. They can sell their own goods in addition to offering their platforms as marketplaces.
  2. The degree to which they can own big sellers on their platforms is limited.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) With reference to Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, consider the following statements: (2022)

  1. Private and public hospitals must adopt it.
  2. As it aims to achieve universal health coverage, every citizen of India should be part of it ultimately.
  3. It has seamless portability across the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


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