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We, the shop keepers in Kerala are today observing a hartal in protest against the the proposal for FDI in Retail.We have also ensured that, medical shops, which we usually exclude from our weekly hartals, also remain closed.Though we, as a group, welcomed competition in the telecom sector,opening up of the Indian skies to private players, multinationals starting manufacturing automobiles, white goods etc in India, offering varieties, we do not like to see competition happening in our own realm of retailing..Are we wrong in our philosophy?

Tags: india, money, fdi
Asked by thampy chacko, 22 Feb '12 01:15 pm
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Of course the consumer stands to gain due to FDI in retail sector in terms of quality and price. But will it not throw millions of petty traders out of business, thus depriving them of their livelihood. In a country like India, can we totally ignore this aspect? Certainly something we need to ponder seriously.
Answered by Good Citizen, 22 Feb '12 02:40 pm

 
  
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Can't succumb to whole-some slavery
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 22 Feb '12 05:33 pm

 
  
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With a fruit vendor I found yesterday that there is not even a single fly sitting on the tempting grapes whereas there are flies on bananas and oranges! This means the grapes are spread with pesticides! This will not happen if supplied thru FDI, they ensure quality of the items that they supply or else their business will be finished in no time if a customer complains in media. More over you can buy several items under one roof in varieties without going here and there.
Answered by vasudevan surendran, 22 Feb '12 02:13 pm

 
  
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Totally wrong sir FDI will prevent wastage of food material because sugar which is aviable in retail shop in bhopal at 36 rs kg the same quality of sugar is aviable in Vishal Mega Mart in Bhopal at 34 rs kg. FDI will make the food iteam cheaper hartal is no way to fight with things
Answered by Gunda, 22 Feb '12 01:20 pm

 
  
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Cant say, but as a consumer I want a fair deal,if it is provided by your community is welcomed ,if not definitely I will look for alternative
Answered by sushil trivedi, 22 Feb '12 01:18 pm

 
  
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Competitive business is healthy
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 27 Feb '12 04:32 pm

 
  
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