Airtel and Vahan join hands to help impacted Workers
The lockdown in India has been extended to May 3, 2020. During the first phase of the lockdown, the Indian economy faced several problems. Millions of blue-collar workers and migrants were badly affected
Airtel has partnered with Bengaluru based AI tech start-up Vahan to help such impacted workers in Delhi and Bengaluru. Vahan uses AI to match job seekers with employers through messaging apps such as WhatsApp. Airtel is using Vahan’s technology to connect these people with the nearest support centers and NGOs. Airtel has already created a resource pool of over 1,000 NGOs who are helping people.
Airtel will also launch massive SMS campaign to reach such impacted workers on its work and provide them links to Gide users to Vahan’s platform. Once the person clicks the link, Vahan will use its advanced Artificial Intelligence solution to connect the user with the nearest relief providers.
“We at Vahan, in close partnership with Airtel, are really proud to be able to leverage the power of our technology to touch millions of the most needy when they require our help the most. We are also excited about our ability to help these people get jobs as we all work towards returning to normalcy,” said Madhav Krishna, CEO of Vahan.
It is worth noting that Airtel had acquired a stake in Vahan back in October 2019 as part of the Startup Accelerator Program.