ATLANTA –Jaipur Rugs has received Nasscom Foundation’s Social Innovation Honors award, which recognizes social innovations in India that aim to positively impact society by using information and communications technologies (ICT). The rug manufacturer won in the category called ICT Led Social Innovation by a Corporate (Responsible Business).
Jaipur Rugs has deployed ICT to streamline the production process starting from yarn production to delivery of products, generating employment for 40,000 grassroots-level people. Technology is used to create designs for the carpets; villages are linked using Virtual Private Networks. Jaipur Rugs uses technology effectively for the rest of the process—monitoring, quality check, date recording, analysis and more to make the process more efficient and impactful, the company said.
Nasscom’s awards were established in 2008.
About NASSCOM Foundation: NASSCOM Foundation is driving technology for good. The Foundation’s work is just as expansive and evolutionary as the potential that technology and corporate India entail. Drawing strength from its parent body NASSCOM, the Foundation works in partnership with four major stakeholders: NASSCOM member companies, NGOs, emerging social enterprises, and Government, changing India bit by bit, a journey to foster a strategic relationship between technology and development.
ABOUT JAIPUR: Jaipur provides thoughtfully crafted lifestyle-driven products that are beautiful, comfortable and socially responsible. Based in Atlanta with distribution across North America, we offer a growing spectrum of offerings ranging from traditional to contemporary, sophisticated hand-knotted to whimsical inspired outdoors. Industry leaders in color and design, we offer fashion-forward options that blend effortlessly with products for all of today_s unique lifestyles and aesthetics. To learn more, visit our website http://www.jaipurrugs.com.