In India, a nation of shopkeepers frets over retail reform

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VED036 wrote:

There was a time when STD (phone) booth owners would destroy the One Rupee Coin Phone booths, saying it is eating into their revenue. Similarly so many persons come with various claims. When an English medium school is started anywhere, the government paid Private Management school teacher will go on a campaign to have it stopped, by trying to deny them license. They fear that they will lose their jobs.

If they lose their business or their job, they have to find new ones. They cant keep the rest of the nation and the people on Blackmail.

This nation and the people are being fooled by them. Let the new Mall enters. I am not saying they will bring in British quality here, but then there will be some quality change.

Sep 19, 2012 9:01am IST  --  Report as abuse
VED036 wrote:

Let the BRITISH RAJ come back!

Sep 19, 2012 9:02am IST  --  Report as abuse
gemrajesh wrote:

India is more on the track of USA business model, since many of the small grocery shops will have to close down due to competition with chain stores. We always look on development with our own culture and our standards and not copying other countries.
First people should understand the purchasing, for example chain stores, stores located in the malls are paying much higher rent which inturn the rent cost are added in the products and it will again put on our head.

Sep 19, 2012 10:18am IST  --  Report as abuse
DrKVRanjit wrote:

The Wal mart type stores apart from purchasing directly from farmers thus ensuring almost double to triple the current vegetable&fruit prices as some centres in New Delhi has shown,should also distribute quality products to the small retailers which will go a long way in removing the misgivings among them

Sep 20, 2012 11:03am IST  --  Report as abuse
trilok26 wrote:

Its not against Wall-Mart this India Band is Just a political posturing of opposition and allies of NDA….. most Indian will prefer FDI in retail this is no way going to effect Kiranas (Local Shopkeepers) but will give Indian Customers quality product, improved services and good price to farmers.

Sep 20, 2012 11:06am IST  --  Report as abuse

During the industrial revolution English workers protested against automation fearing job loss. However, without this they wont have been a developed economy today. Similarly we are fretting about being open to competition. Its good for everybody specially the farmers who will earn better without the middle men and the consumer who will get the best deals from large format international stores.

Sep 20, 2012 4:16pm IST  --  Report as abuse
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