Meghalaya: Distribution Woes
Every market in east India has a paradigm and modus operandi of its own and Shillong makes no exception. The growing interest in IT and gadgets among the local populace may take Shillong to newer highs and maybe someday, Shillong will gain control over IT operations in Meghalaya too.
Termed as one of the strongest and the most ‘peaceful’ market in north-east India, Shillong, the pride of Meghalaya, has an interesting story to elaborate. Like most of its neighbors, the IT industry in the capital of Meghalaya grew up at a pretty unplanned pace with some lot of the entrepreneurs considering the ‘IT game’ a safe bait but not worthy of being a focus area. The situation remained such for most of the late ‘80s with the state government suddenly starting to roll out key projects.
The natural inclination thus came in favor of IT, with some companies considering the venture worthwhile to invest. Until now, the state government still remains one of the key segments here, but retail has picked up momentum becoming the largest revenue contributor in the channel hierarchy. BFSI and telecom industries also have picked up well in recent times.
The mode of channel trading, however, continued to remain the core supplies, and solutions or reselling did not drew much attention as a result. The state, like Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunchal Pradesh, also saw a dramatic fall in the number of established companies, implying that the market is indeed proliferating in its own capacity when it was deemed to be on the expansion mode.
However, as the supplies continue to feature