Govt rejects Walmart-backed Flipkart’s proposed foray into food retail sector


The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has dismissed Flipkart’s proposition to enter the food retail segment refering to an administrative issue in a misfortune for Walmart, which claims dominant part of the web based business firm.

According to reports, the DPIIT disclosed to Flipkart that its proposition to enter in the food retail business doesn’t agree to the current FDI standards, however it didn’t detailed.

The administration grants 100 percent remote direct interest in food retail for food delivered and made in India.

This choice comes as a misfortune for Walmart as it had included its business in India as one of the most noticeably awful influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Remarking on the turn of events, an organization representative said that Flipkart expects to re-apply for the license.

“We are assessing the division’s reaction and mean to re-apply as we hope to keep having noteworthy effect on private ventures and networks in India,” the representative said.

A year ago, the organization had set up another nearby substance – Flipkart Farmermart – to concentrate on food retail in India, and had applied for imperative licenses from the administration.

Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy, around then, had said that the move a significant piece of the organization’s endeavors to support Indian agribusiness just as food preparing industry in the nation.

Curiously, Amazon had gotten the administration’s gesture for its USD 500 million venture proposition for retailing of food items in India in 2017.

Staple fragment represents a critical bit of the disorderly retail portion in the nation. Appraisals recommend the market be worth over USD 200 billion in India.

The basic food item section has seen huge development in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Numerous individuals went to online business stages like Grofers, BigBasket and Amazon India for their basic food item buys during the lockdown as they took a gander at keeping up social separation.

Market watchers feel that basic food item fragment would keep on scaling in the coming a very long time taking into account the COVID-19 circumstance.


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