FDI in retail updated on Aug 2019

FDI in retail

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail

 

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a direct investment into production or business in a country by a company in another country, either by buying a company in the target country or by expanding operations of an existing business in that country. Foreign direct investment is in contrast to portfolio investment which is a passive investment in the securities of another country such as stocks and bonds.

 

FOR

 

Indian Govt.allow foreign multibrand retailers like Walmart and Tesco to open shop in the

country ,which has been trying to get India’s lagging economy back on track

FDI should not be implemented in all sectors. It must be implemented in those areas from

where we can get maximum benefit of improving our technology and our economy.

healthy competition that foreign stores would create that can bring down prices.

farmers getting their proper share due to direct procurement of these stores

availability of varied products for consumers

possibility of lower inflation

chance of creating more jobs in retail sector

 

AGAINST

 

Is the traditional middlemen,  the biggest winners of today’s retail structure?

small traders & stores could lose to high end multi brand stores

The Entry of Walmart and Big Retail Chains Will Change India

cheap imported goods might wipe out Indian products

govt. must control middle men & hoarders to strengthen the current chain than to allow

foreign companies into India

policies must be formulated to increase production

local farmers will benefit only if these companies procure from them.What if they don't?

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