Walmart India, which had signed MoU with Uttar Pradesh government to open 15 new wholesale Cash and Carry stores, said that it is planning to create about 30,000 local jobs in the state. Terming UP as a priority growth state, the MoU was made during the investment summit held earlier this year.
Chief corporate affairs officer of Walmart India, Rajneesh Kumar said, “In the investment summit held earlier this year, Walmart India had signed MoU with the state government to open 15 wholesale Cash and Carry stores in UP. Each store is likely to create 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, resulting into at least 30,000 local jobs in the state.”
Walmart India, which already runs four Cash and Carry stores in UP, recently launched a fulfillment centre (FC) in Lucknow, which created 1,500 new skilled jobs. Mr Kumar said that with 15 new upcoming stores, they will be generating a least 30,000 local jobs in the state as each store is likely to create 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.
He said, “Through our stores, we are creating skilled jobs, supporting and modernising small kiranas, sourcing from farmers, and local SME suppliers. We are delighted to be bringing retail best practices for small kiranas, best practices in farming and food safety to our farmers and SME suppliers. We are confident of making a difference to the lives of lakhs of farmers, local suppliers as we grow our business.”
Mr Kumar is scheduled to represent the company at the ground-breaking ceremony in UP on Sunday (Jul 29). Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath are set to take stock of the progress in the implementation of the MoUs signed during the UP Investment Summit held in February this year.
The mega event is billed to see the launch of various projects worth Rs 60,000 crore by big companies including Walmart, Reliance, Adani, Mahindra, PayTm, TCS and GAIL, Hindustan Times reports.