Is Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector good for India?

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Nishu said: (Apr 14, 2017)  
Yes, I think FDI in retail sector is good for our country because it has many benefits it increases the GDP It makes the items of same quality and same brand to be available at low prices and it helps to grow India with greater pace but the most important thing is that it generates huge employment and we know that our population is increasing very rapidly so we have to create employment at much faster rate to decrease the unemployment from our country and FDI will help us in that.

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Sham said: (Apr 13, 2017)  
Yes, I think our ruling party has taken a good initiative in India. Actually, the main theme is to provide a business hub and income hub environment in 25 sectors. I think people in our country are divided into three classes. Higher class think to get a good education and go abroad to work in foreign companies. The Middle class has no so much intention. They educate their wards to serve within own country either as a govt servant or a business man. And tehe lower class has neither money and nor good education. In this term, the technical method of foreign countries can be available in India. Which will affect all communities in retail and wholesale sectors.

It will reduce the rates and taxes levied on the items. People will be encourages to invent their own. Small Indian companies will be healthy in relation with foreign countries.

Nowadays we are importing many retail items for our daily use which are made by china, japan, etc. Though the initiative has not got a good speed, I think the FDI will be the good method to boost up our economy in all sectors.

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Rajkaran Vaishya said: (Apr 11, 2017)  
Yes, the India foreign direct investment is good because there are many investors who want to invest their money in technical Industries improves the Indian economy.

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Javed Ansari said: (Apr 9, 2017)  
FDI is for India for because job opportunity are increased and maintain relation between countries.

Economy growth increased as well as new technology comes to India and proper utilised row material and God maintain.

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Shah said: (Mar 24, 2017)  
As far as my perspective FDI should have a warm welcome. But every business cycle has a growth and maturity part as well. If any company has created a strong roots in India and has gained enough market share in India then govt of India should try to own and handle that business by itself by buying all foreign shares of that particular company as the bulk profit and revenue that is been generated by these companies could be utilized towards people of India instead of foreign families as in this case we are owning a company that has established its roots in India up to maximum and should be promoted by Indian people themselves in future. So in nutshell, there should be strong support from govt of India in this case.

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Vimal said: (Mar 18, 2017)  
Now a days, FDI in retail sector is being promoted through make in India initiative which I believe will boost local manufacturing. The country needs foreign capital inflow and FDI in retail sector will boost investment, bring in business expertise, and modernise the country's retail sector. This will bring competition in domestic market and thus will lower the cost for consumers and will enhance the product quality.

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Ramya said: (Mar 14, 2017)  
Yes, I do agree it is very useful. Those who are unemployed they can take the opportunity of taking part in FDI too. So it increases better opportunities in their job.

Thank you.

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Maqusud said: (Mar 5, 2017)  
According to my point of view, FDI in retail sector in India is a way to get out of some trap like intermediaries and high cost.

As far as farmer is concerned they are going to get benefit directly selling the product to retailers and now the storage and transportation is on hand of retailers. And availability of new technology to store and transport the products the wastage of agro products could be reduced.

And on the other side in the era of globalizaTion. Market is open for all and companies inflow as FDI bring technology, ideas, competition. And companies also paying taxes to our government that just increases the revenue. Consumers are getting benefit of their choices and competitive market providing us quality product.

Now we should not be more conservative to talking about our culture, tradition and PEOPLE OF INDIA.

Let give a chance to INDIAN enhance their living and fulfill their choices with the use of quality products.

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Neha said: (Feb 28, 2017)  
Hi friends,

I think FDI is good for India in retail sector because through FDI we get the quality products because we all know foreign products have quality. The Eg.of foreign companies in India are Levi's, Pepe jeans, Samsung, Nike, Addidas, Sony etc. All these companies have quality and standard. Through FDI Indian people can buy foreign products and Indian economy will also raise and employment will increase. India will get fame with FDI.


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Ashok Chetri said: (Feb 22, 2017)  
On the FDI regard I reckoned that FDI policy is good for India but it will be totally absurd to convey that we should not appreciate FDI because at the end of the day FDI will revamp or inject competition in the market which will apparently help out the small business to compete and upto the level of the foreign company. But on the flip side of this policy, there should not be totally 100% liberal for this policy in India because it will drastically effect the small business in India and we will be totally depended on the foreign company which I fill is not a good sign for the developing country like India.

So, in nutshell what I want to urge is that there should be a balance between the FDI investment which will eventually help the economy of our country to grow in balance way abreast injection fresh technologies in the economy and helping the small business to upgrade them-self to the level of the foreign company.

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Arka Mondal said: (Feb 21, 2017)  
Yes, FDI in Retail Sector good for India. FDI is necessary for Indian economy growth. It will help to generate revenue taxes as well. Huge competition in market will lessen price of products so the customers will get good products in cheaper price.

On the other hand Mom and Pop stores will also face challanges which are not good for those who are unable to afford to visit malls, adding to that who often buys products on credit from mom and pop stores.

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Manish Hota said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
FDI plays a major role in the development of a developing country. India is a country with the large population. Poverty, unemployment are some major problems and l think, through FDI, it would be beneficial for us to eradicate such problems. Also through FDI, new technologies, better foreign relationship are maintained. So, its imp to go in favour of FDI. THANKS.

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Aprajita Srivastava said: (Feb 10, 2017)  
FDI in Indian retail sector is good because if country has to develop then it is must to invest in outsider and allow outsiders to invest in our country. With this step, the economy of India will grow. This is an illusion that if outsiders setup their company in India then people of India will be unemployed, but its not true as this step will give lots of opportunity to the people. When they setup the company, they will also need people to work.

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Ganesh Abotula said: (Feb 7, 2017)  
Hai, according to my point, FDI is necessary for India growth. The growth will come from increased employment. As we know if we have more foreign investors automatically employment goes raises. But at the same time, other small business unit may lose their profits. Although it is correct way to increase our economic growth and people lifestyle up to some extent. Due to this, the rupee value will be increased from day to day and strictly I can it creates a lot of opportunities for peoples both educated and noneducated. Finally, I have to conclude it. FDI may make India be like the USA and it may increases in Port and export theirs by increasing our Indian economy. Thank you for given wonderful opportunity.

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Brijesh said: (Jan 13, 2017)  
As far as I consider, FDI is good for any country because it provides the opportunity to familiar with various kind of technology of world.

Yes, it causes many small businessmen, retailer etc would face many difficulties in short span, but beyond that the bright future is waiting for every people of India. It will help in increase employment, foreign trade, growth rate of economy, GDP and also will help to prevent inflation.

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Abhishek said: (Jan 12, 2017)  
No, according to me, it will make rich more rich and poor (middle class) to its worst.

And some are praising the side which is minority of India its gd for minority but majority of India is adversely affected so I am against it.

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Shoaib Ali said: (Jan 5, 2017)  
FDI is a good for any nation. Because our country is a developing country. If foreign country will make their company here it will be more useful for development in all the fields. Because of FDI we got new technology from other country just like metro. Without FDI we will lose much chances of development.

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Shruti said: (Dec 29, 2016)  
FDI is basically the investment done by the parent company in the host country. FDI is more secure way of raising capital. More of FDI in India will eventually help the country to grow at a rapid pace. It will boost the economic growth within the country and will establish globalization in a better way than usual. GDP will also improve and hence the national income. FDI in every aspect will help the country to grow. At beginning, it might affect the small businesses, rural areas in country but in a long run it is beneficial for the country.

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Tenma said: (Dec 23, 2016)  
India is a growing market and in order to sustain growth, we need capital. Unfortunately, India does not have the domestic capital base required to sustain it's growth, therefore, we need FDI.

That being said there is also the major risk of market disruption based on certain global factors. After the recent rate hike by the FED, it is forecasted that foreign investors will be more willing to withdraw their money from emerging markets and invest it in safe US treasury bonds. This could cause the Indian market to fall.

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Garvit Anand said: (Dec 22, 2016)  
In my opinion, FDI is good for long term business but its impact on Indian retail market is very worse as it may lead to ruin Indian retailers and may ruin India market for short span but for long term goals it increases our GDP, foreign trade, employment, improved quality and services and economic growth.

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Viswa said: (Dec 22, 2016)  

In my opinion, it will lead India in future.

I agree there is a some difficulties, whenever we ready to face difficulties then only will get good results.

FDI is very good to develop India.

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Vishal said: (Dec 21, 2016)  
Hi friends. In my opinion, FDI is good. We all know that India developed country but if we want that India more develops then FDI is provides new technology and etc that's region in India everyone in connecting to the social media.

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Neha said: (Dec 20, 2016)  
Yes, I think it's good for India as FDI creates a lot of employment opportunities within the country and moreover whenever there is a competition there are always better products in the market. So anyway this is a win-win situation for the Indian economy as well as for the product consumers plus the opportunists!

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Atul said: (Dec 20, 2016)  
I don't agree with Sathish because first FDI will bring lots of employment secondly it's not 100% sure that small scale sale will suffer there no scientific proof for that. If you really wanna know the effect of FDI on small scale business we should do some kind of survey.

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Sathish said: (Dec 19, 2016)  
FDI is not good for India, India is made in India, we peoples are buying a ration rice from government for 2 Rs or free, why I am conveying above point means because of FDI.

Small investment owners are affected by FDI.

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Digvijay Vijay Desai said: (Dec 19, 2016)  
Hi guys.

Every coin has two sides. From my point of view its has merits & demerits also. But FDI will move towards more merits rather than demerits. Because of FDI we get more jobs, new technologies, growth, relation with other countries. FDI may affect slightly in the retail sector but not that much of influence. As we know in India we are suffering from unemployment. So FDI will give the solution to this problem somehow.

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Avinash said: (Dec 16, 2016)  
I think no it's not good, as this type of investment is affecting the middle-class business people severely. The opportunity for less educated people to start a small business is directly snatched away resulting into the affecting of GDP. The hard work of small towns people in retail sector become competitive with the big companies through their direct investment in retail sector.

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Pavan Kumar said: (Dec 16, 2016)  
No, according to me, it's not that much good for India.

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Ilanthirayan said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
I would like to go against full direct investment. Example take KTM - Bajaj joint venture. When we buy a bike a percentage of profit goes to Bajaj comparing to fully international company. Also when we work in FDI companies they only need to pay less wage (comparison with international wages) hence they are able to produce product at least cost getting profit. Ultimately they are only profiting. But when we take joint venture we have some profit and also control over company.

Thank you.

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Hitesh Yadav said: (Dec 14, 2016)  
I think foreign direct investment is good for development of India. It will create job opportunity. But on other side it will not in favor of small-scale retailers because foreign companies like Walmart will provide goods on very cheap price so competition with these companies will not possible for small scale retailer.

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Deepak said: (Dec 12, 2016)  
It's good for India because it creates a value for an product which already exists. And then it makes an employment opportunity which was struggled by the Indian government. Then it improves an updated technology to survive the new market trends.

A coin have two sides likewise, it has demerits also which cause our domestic products.

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Jiyalal Prajajati said: (Dec 8, 2016)  
1. Integration into global economy: Developing countries, which invite FDI, can gain access to a wider global and better platform in the world economy.

2. Economic Growth: This is one of the major sectors, which is enormously benefited from foreign direct investment. A remarkable inflow of FDI in various industrial units in India has boosted the economic life of country.

3. Trade - Foreign Direct Investments have opened a wide spectrum of opportunities in the trading of goods and services in India both in terms of import and export production. Products of superior quality are manufactured by various industries in India due to greater amount of FDI inflows in the country.

4. Technology diffusion and knowledge transfer " FDI apparently helps in the outsourcing of knowledge from India, especially in the Information Technology sector. Developing countries by inviting FDI can introduce world-class technology and technical expertise and processes to their existing working process. Foreign expertise can be an important factor in upgrading the existing technical processes.

5. Increased competition - FDI increases the level of competition in the host country. Other companies will also have to improve their processes and services in order to stay in the market. FDI enhanced the quality of products, services and regulates a particular sector. Linkages and spillover to domestic firms- Various foreign firms are now occupying a position in the Indian market through Joint Ventures and collaboration concerns. The maximum amount of the profits gained by the foreign firms through these joint ventures is spent on the Indian market.

6. Employment - FDI has also ensured a number of employment opportunities by aiding the setting up of industrial units in various corners of India. So according to my knowledge FDI is good for India. Because it helps to utilize the resources of our country, provides job opportunities and helps to build our country strong in economically.

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Aryan said: (Dec 8, 2016)  
FDI invests in India is good. It has some disadvantages also but it has more advantages in compare to disadvantages.

1) It increases the employment by establishing plants in India.

2) it also helps to improve technology.

3) It also causes competition among industries/ companies, due to which customers get better quality of things at a reasonable price.

4) It will increase the value of Indian currency.

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Jaya Gupta said: (Dec 8, 2016)  
FDI in retail sector is positive in the sense that,

- Increases employment in host country.

- GDP of the host country will improve.

- Foreign currency inflow which leads to increase in foreign exchange reserves.

- Inflow of technical skills and knowledge.

- Competition will increase in d host market.

- Improved national income as it provides greater employment opportunities with lucrative salary (especially those with greater knowledge).

- Customer oriented products hence leading to greater customer satisfaction.


- Generally, such firms engage in price wars. They force the home markets to keep their prices low as well even if it is unprofitable for them to do so. This is because such large firms with huge production base manage low cost through economies of scale and small firms lose on this.

- May misuse natural resources of the host country.

- MNC's usually end up bringing obsolete technology to the host country.

- A major % of retail sector in India is owned by small or middle businessman, who unable to meet the competition usually sell their business to MNC's. This in turn gives birth to a cycle of problems like decrease in Personal Disposable Income, employment opportunities etc.

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Fxvinu said: (Dec 7, 2016)  
FDI is the mixture of beauty. This opportunity is big bang for India, FDI benefits for all types of people and products, FDI always follow the instructions process so perfect place for business and accurate database, because of this nobody can escape from income tax, tell me which one we have to support is it manufacturing in India or just only assembled and really we appreciate some desi products although we really addicted maximum foreign goods because advanced quality, my dear friends we have choice for everything, because of in India out of hundred more than sixty percentage only youth, frankly entire world worried about this. That's why everybody interested in India if increase FDI our income also raises think about.


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Aish said: (Dec 4, 2016)  
Yes, it's important because it will increase the money worth of the Indian rupee.

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Shailesh Prajapati said: (Dec 3, 2016)  
In Favour :-

Employment increases in the host country.

Origin country (the country which makes the investment) also develops economically.

Competition increases. So that, with the competitive spirit, every company improves to its best.

Through FDI in production companies, the price reduction is possible.

FDI is a boon for the small companies to become more actively involved in international business activities.

Agriculture related people get a good price for their goods as middlemen will be eliminated.

In Against :-.

With the FDI in the retail sector, small companies and merchants will suffer a lot.

Inflation (the rise in prices over a period of time) may be increased.

Technological dependence on foreign technology sources.

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Shailesh Prajapati said: (Dec 3, 2016)  
FDI helps in the economic development of the host country (where the investment is being made).

For origin and host countries, FDI provides access to new technologies, products, skills and organizational and management strategies.

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Payal Baloliya said: (Dec 2, 2016)  
As far as, India is concerned. The direct investment of foreign is quite good because it increases competition in the retail market and indirectly it improves the quality of product. Monopoly in market can be removed.

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Abijit Sharma said: (Nov 30, 2016)  
As far as I'm concerned, I feel that "like every coin has got two sides, FDI too has got positive and negative sides".


1) It will bring changes in technology and hence we will save time and also the quality will increase.

2) IT will also generate employment, which means our country economy is going to increase.

3) It is beneficial for customers as because of competition, price of commodities will reduce.


1) Increase in FDI means relaxation in trade barriers, which results in too much of activities like dumping which is not good.

2) As outsourcing will also be practiced in large number, talented employees of our country will be outsourced to other countries, which is a loss for country.

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Govind Katariya said: (Nov 30, 2016)  
FDI invests in India and gives the better opportunities and enhanced technologies to Indian peoples. It's good. But after 2-3 year company decide to increase the value of product and it's service. If it is not done by government then the owner of company decided to block the marketing then we to purchase the product from other country. That's very bad for Indian market, employees, GDP, consumers, Indian economy etc. I think not go through FDI.

India is the country of youth. So block the FDI in country and to decrease unemployees, Indian government to start programs in which there is 50-50 percent partnership between government and peoples. It will better to use skill and ideas to do public and for people beneficial. It will remove the hesitation of people to invest money in market.


* Wealth of India in its control.

* Wealth of India is in country itself.

* GDP increases.

* Better job opportunity for peoples.

* Decrease unemploys.

* To see India as developed country as US, China, Japan etc.

* Currency will be strong respect to other.

* Better understanding between government and company.

* Reduction in other country products.

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Unknown said: (Nov 29, 2016)  
Hi guys, first we need to know about FDI. FDI termed as foreign direct investment which means foreign investor invests for other country. Example Investor invests money for Indian companies because they seeing an opportunity for growth due to the rising market and purchasing power of the citizens in lower cost. Yes, we can say that FDI is good for India. If there is FDI, Companies will get profits and more revenues. Employment increases, jobless people will get a job in companies. Technology will also be developed, we also that our country is still developing country, the companies bring with them research opportunities and new technologies from their land which helps India to develop.

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Prajwal said: (Nov 27, 2016)  
Hi friends, good afternoon.

The word FDI sound interesting to some people because they are considering few good point about that but we should talk about consequences of FDI too. It will help our country to generate employment at the same time increasing the burden on Indian companies. As we know India youth population is highest in all but in quantity not in quality, so FDI going to help us to train and to make our quantity skill so to make India house of quantity and quality.

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Mahesh Gudimalla said: (Nov 27, 2016)  
FDI in India is not a good thing. Because we have independence from before 200 years only. We did not utilize our skills and talents after. Indians are more talented than foreigners. First government of India should give full support Indian investors only. Because FDI has come, we are never owners. Every time we are employees only. After several years also we can't invest. We are directly saying to foreign countries that, we are slaves. Come and rule us. So first govt of India create an Indian investor's supportive market. Then only we develop. The nation will be developed.

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Ganesh Abotula said: (Nov 26, 2016)  
Hai, good evening everyone. Now my topic is FDI. We can say India definitely needs FDI because compared to USA we are back from point of view of economy so we will increase our economy by promoting foreign investors into India by this we can increase our employment opportunities in turn of increase our lifestyles and increasing buy and selling activities. If we achieve all above points we can indirectly get increase Indian currency and there by reduces the poor people in India and give competition to developed countries. So finally I conclude accordingly above discussion if India has adopted this definitely in future India become in one of the developed countries in the world according to my point of view thank you for given this opportunity.

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Balaram Reddy Megada said: (Nov 26, 2016)  
Yes, FDI is good for India why because it will boost our economy, as well as the employment opportunities, will increase. When people get employed automatically he is going to buy some goods in the market, so indirectly the govt is collecting tax from the customers. When the govt receive tax properly automatically the GDP will grow. At the same time, the competition will increase among sellers and they produce quality goods with the cheapest price. Mainly the technology will transfer from one country to another with this we can utilize world class infrastructure at the optimum level.

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Madhu said: (Nov 25, 2016)  
Hi, FDI is good for India. Many countries would like to invest in India because India has the huge young power and a very skilled people. So they would invest in India. It really helpful to India, as they invested, the people of India would get the employment opportunity, the Indian market value plus economic growth would be developed. And they introduce innovative technics and make technology easy and simple. Of course the investors also earn more apart from that they contribute to our country too. Therefore I wish FDI is really good for India.

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Sharadchandra Danej said: (Nov 25, 2016)  
Let's be king and not the slaves. Let's be FDI in other countries. FDI is not good for us in the ling run.

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Anoop Kumar Yadav said: (Nov 24, 2016)  
I think, FDI is not a good idea when you have vast investors in India you have youth power and as we see the most company has CEO from India. As FDI is same as the Britisher rule on us as the east India company has done as they started the business and then they enter in politics then rule over our country for 200 years. The main purpose is we have to stop the brain drain and establish all the thing with Indian investors, Indian government so people do their job not for money but also to serve the Indian nation.


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Giz said: (Nov 23, 2016)  
Hi all,

By FDI, foreign investors are attaining power to control over management and the production process. They will get power to interrupt in the activities of the company and also can play politics. In my opinion, more FDI will build a screen on our freedom in economy.

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Kanchan said: (Nov 23, 2016)  
FDI is good in retail sector from India. Because it provides employment to Indian youth. Through FDI youngers get knowledge and experience abut company. It can increase Indian marketing and economic value with comparison of other countries. Our GDP will be increased. There are some bad factors like Indian investors hesitated to invest in market due to risk.

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Mustak Ahmad, Sahibabad said: (Nov 23, 2016)  
Hi guys, Good morning.
I feel that, FDI in retail sector good for our country.

Firstly, India is a developing country and FDI helps a lot to enhance our economy as well as increased in employment also.

Secondly, technology transfer in Our country will be also help and due to this we can utilize world class facilities and updated with global economy also.

Third, Employment generation is one of them. FDI provides employment to our unemployment person and gives us world class training skills.

Apart from that,
They provide world class management skill and training and trained our human resources also. So, it helps in every manner. That's why it is good for our economy as well as our country.

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Puja said: (Nov 21, 2016)  
Hi, I am Puja, I think FDI is not good idea for our country. FDI means foreign Direct Investment. As Indian have huge unemployed and FDI can decrease it but what about out own ownership in India. If FDI is cover all.

Market of India we will lose our freedom. And its tends to again pooling salivary of India people.

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Hasnain Sayed said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
FDI is in the interest of the economy, especially for a developing nation like India where population is 1.25 crore and a lot of people look for employment every year. FDI will definitely increase the chances of many corporate entities entering our country and even increasing employment for those who don't get opportunity to get employed at the right time.

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Reena Singh said: (Nov 18, 2016)  
FDI is a boon for the small companies to become more actively involved in international businesses activities.

And employment increases in host country.

Improved technology in the area of processing, grading, handling and packaging are goods and further development in areas like electronic weighing, billing, barcode scanning, etc.

FDI is good for any country to develop economically and technologically.

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Dinesh said: (Nov 18, 2016)  
Hi Friends,

As per My opinion, FDI helps the economy for short time period.

If country is self-depended then it takes lots of advantages.

Likes increase the value of currency in the world.

Everyone get the job by developing the industry in Indian company.

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Mohamed Rasik said: (Nov 18, 2016)  
Hi friends, if you ask me I would say yes for FDI there are certain aspects that should be considered. If you presume that it'll affect the India's development what about United States being a developed country they still have FDIUS which is generated around 2.8 trillion US dollar and being a part of US economy. So it's good and healthy to be integrated globally.

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Saurav said: (Nov 18, 2016)  
Hi, everyone. In the presence of digital role model of our country PM Narendra Modi, we should focus on made in India, not made for India. One thing we need to understand that until and unless we do not fully focus on self-dependent. We can't able to make our country digital India.

Now coming to the point FDI yes we all knew that it will lead to global integration, it will generate employment. But one thing we need to understand that all these things will not allow us to become a developed country. Why we are not thinking of setting up our huge company that will generate employment and later we will enlarge these to country like US, CHINA, JAPAN.

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Pushpender Singh said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
Hello, Everyone, I am in a favour of FDI as it will provide employment to our youth which is full of skills and talents. There will be an era of new technology as outdated technology will not help in the GDP of the economy. We would be able to get good quality products at a cheaper rate.

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Abhishek said: (Nov 15, 2016)  
Every Coin has two faces just like in FDI too.

Good faces:

1. Give opportunities to young blood to work with them and learn new technologies.
2. Better quality product.
3. Economic growth.
4. Graph of employment is increasing.
5. Competition increases.
6. Better living condition.

Bad faces:

1. Indian investor hesitates to compete with them.
2. Local brands could not breathe in freely.
3. An entrepreneur could not develop their market.

Thank you.

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Suvam said: (Nov 14, 2016)  
Hi guys, myself Suvam, I think FDI in Retail sector is good for India as due to FDI our many objectives can be fulfilled.

1: Increase in employment level.

2: Improvement in quality.

3: Reduction of price with increasing competition.

4: New era technologies.

5: Increase in the investment in R&D.



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Siddhant Jain said: (Nov 13, 2016)  
FDI is good for India but only for some time and after that, we want our entrepreneur because Gulami provide diet twice in a day but they don't make king of economy.

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Vinay said: (Nov 13, 2016)  
Hi friends, this is Vinay. I respect all your opinions, what you guys said regarding the job opportunities were true. But how long do we keep encouraging foreign goods and companies, why shouldn't we Indians be the FDI in other countries, why shouldn't we become entrepreneurs and develop our own good for our own people? there should be a company to provide employment, I say why shouldn't we start one instead of letting other countries. By doing so we can stop importing goods slowly and which helps in building the value of Indian currency.

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Sirish said: (Nov 11, 2016)  
Hi friends, myself Sirish. FBI is the not good for India why Indian people are encouraged in other country products please use our handmade products and develop the India and poor people.

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Adil Rasid said: (Nov 11, 2016)  
If FDI comes in India it creates a lot of job opportunity which really helpful for unemployment people. Those who are really skilled but not getting a job due to less vacancy in MNC.

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Rahul said: (Nov 11, 2016)  
Hello friends, according to my point of view FDI is not good for India because if we allow the FDI then the Indian market goes down and the job opportunity for Indian people become less. India is the 2nd fastest economy country in world. So we can create our own investment and spread through the world. Then the market of a Indian investment will go high and the job opportunity for Indian people is also high.

As you can see example of Patanjali (Ramdev Baba products). After launching the product Patanjali Maggie, the selling of a foreign brand of Maggi is gone down. This is best example and you can easily understand and banned the FDI product.

Thank You.

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Bhushan N Mangulkar said: (Nov 10, 2016)  
Hello, everyone, this is Bhushan N.Mangulkar.

I have read your thoughts it too good. As per my point of view, FDI in India is good for making new environment in business. Will create employment. Quality of product will get increase in compilation.

I would like to add one point here is that, currently we are facing problem corruption which is biggest barrier in country development. FDI would become a part of corruption as political leader will invest their Black money be half of foreign company to make white money.


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Preeti said: (Nov 10, 2016)  
I think FDI is good for India because of it creates lots of job and also GDP rate will be high.

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Bhathra said: (Nov 7, 2016)  
It's very good but not uses of Indian agriculture and former developed I request investment, thanks.

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Govind said: (Nov 5, 2016)  
It's good for economy.

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Ashutosh Tripathy said: (Nov 5, 2016)  
Yes. According to my point of view, FDI is benefit for our country it will create a competitive market. Our people will get jobs in that companies.

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Rishikesh Raj said: (Nov 4, 2016)  
Hi, friends.

My name is Rishikesh, I appreciate what you all said about it but in my point of view FDI to some extent is good for India, it will not only make the market competitive but will increase foreign exchange also. It means to kill two birds with one stone.

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Vinni said: (Nov 4, 2016)  
Hello, everyone.

All of said very well.

I respect all your opinions.

FDI is a good MNC, it is in the retail sector for India.

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Aditya Kotturu said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
Hello everyone,

According to me, foreign direct investment is good, and necessary for India in its developing stages. But some terms are to be considered. Like the first and foremost beneficiaries should be the Indians. Like according to the brand name it takes, it suggests that the major share of the economy goes to the investors leaving the working staff without any benefit. So if plans are made to benefit the staff, FDI is probably good.

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Sachin S said: (Nov 2, 2016)  
Hello, everyone.

All of you said very well.

I respect all your opinion.

But according to my point of FDI in India is good. Because they invest much-needed money it leads the nation economically strong as the Europian countries. India is also suffered from unemployment problem FDI creates job opportunities for the nation. FDI makes the competition in the market increases because of everyone like become no 1 that leads the Indians also put more efforts to produce the quality of the product. This competition in the people will get the quality of product with cheaper rate. We also get a more tax from FDI that leads economically strong. Govt make strict rules it's definitely more helpful.

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Rajat said: (Nov 2, 2016)  
In my point of view, FDI is good for Indian economy. It will benefit the whole country in various manners. First and foremost it will bring a lot of employment and bring a lot of competition among companies. It will help in improved product quality and more reasonable pricing.

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Rapunzel said: (Nov 2, 2016)  
> Until 2011, FDI in multi-brand retailing was not allowed in India.

> In 2012, 51% FDI was allowed in multi-brand retailing, opening doors for international companies to show their presence in retail sector.

> This has helped to rope in new skills and new technology in the retail market.

> In 2015, 100% FDI in single brand and multi brand retailing was announced by the Modi Government.

> FDI makes this particular sector more organised.

> Foreign exchange brings a boost to Indian rupee.

> Increases employment, and competition.

> In countries like India, Malnutrition is a major problem. Whose direct or indirect cause may be the unhygienic or improper storage of goods in the retail outlets. The presence of foreign companies assures a better product improving the quality of product available for end customer at affordable prices.

> Therefore, Foreign Direct Investment in retail sector is a boon for India.

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Gaurav Singh said: (Nov 1, 2016)  
I think its good for Indian GDP as it can boost the current GDP speed moreover different industries will be investing and providing employment in India.

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Sohel said: (Nov 1, 2016)  
Technology dependence on foreign technology sources is just the facade that has been created to build a political case to avoid FDI in retail, lot of this software that run in the background are being made and serviced through the IT companies that have their bases in India which in a way is a source of employment to our fellow countrymen. Currently, rise of inflation in commodities is largely due to Agri sector's heavy dependence on seasonal rainfall coupled with various middlemen in the supply chain who hoard the commodities contributing to high levels of inflation. Creating a leaner supply chain in marketing will ensure that goods are reaching the consumer directly from the producer or manufacturer. With more middlemen involved in the supply chain, we end up adding their margins to the end cost of the commodity at the time of purchase by the consumer.

Moreover looking at the consumer behavior and the demography of the Indian market small retailers will always have a prominent place. Certain examples of placing my point; Indian consumers by and large depends on touch and feel of the product before buying it. Particularly the everyday fast perishable items that we consume like Milk, Veggies, and Fruits we always prefer to go to the local store and pick up. Certain products that are needed immediately or are unplanned purchases, I would resist driving 3 km's to a mall to purchase it, I will largely depend on the corner store to complete my immediate need. Another glaring example of the divide in the Indian society or I must say the rich and the poor divide, the Indian middle class will perhaps go to the mall for their planned purchases, however the daily wage earner will still depend on the local Kirana store to fulfill his daily needs, it again is the source where this daily wage earner can pick up his ration on credit as well.

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Sohel said: (Nov 1, 2016)  
More than 270 million people are currently a part of this sector that is largely unorganized. With FDI in retail the same shopkeeper has an opportunity to be a part of the organized sector with access to more products in the portfolio. This sector will bring with it the warehousing technology such as RFID in its supply chain thus ensuring transparency in the entire system and ensuring that all the taxes direct and indirect are paid which contributes to the growth of the economy and infrastructure needs of the nation. In the unorganized sector currently a lot of this is going unnoticed leading to evasion of taxes that robs our government access to funds that are necessary for development. As for people losing employment due to mega stores opening up, I have a different take, the same people will be an asset in the organized retail sector owing to their extensive experience thus generating employment for people.

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Abhishek Singh said: (Oct 31, 2016)  
Hello everyone, its a very good topic to be discussed I want to say that FDI in retail sector is good for developing country because it will help to generate tax revenue which can be utilized in other sector and at the same time it will increase employment opportunities and people will get variety of product at less price and the important part is that farmer will be benefited by this because of the elimination of middlemen from retailer to farmer the organisation will buy product direct from framers and they will get fair price for their product but at the same time the government must put certain restriction and proper strategy to support farmers and poor people like the benefit should not be limited to big organisation.

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Srai said: (Oct 30, 2016)  
Before starting, first we need to understand what do we mean by the term FDI. FDI i.e., foreign direct investment is the investment by any foreign country in home country here India. This FDI can be fully owned by foreign player who wants to start business in India. Also, it can come under joint partnership with any private player of that country.

Now coming to the pros that why FDI in retail sector is good for country India. Firstly it enhances competition in the market which lessens the price of the goods, that is the consumer starts getting best quality at cheaper rate. Secondly, consumer gets lots of option to choose from that suits his/her budget. Thirdly, by bringing in foreign entity, it leads to the regional development of the country, thus leading to more employment opportunity for the people and also improving quality of life of the people.

Now, looking at cons, that why FDI is not good. As we can see our markets are already filled with Chinese products which are far cheaper than the Indian goods, and thus the price point at which these Chinese products are made has no match with the Indian goods. Thus, this has resulted in the shutting down of lots and lots of Indian companies due to failure. So, in my opinion, there should be FDI, but also there should be check in the products so that our own companies do not collapse due to foreign goods at cheaper rates.

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Ankita said: (Oct 29, 2016)  
In my point of view, bringing FDI up to a certain extent will no doubt boost the competitive market in India as it will bring more potential among companies for better quality and competition makes them grow faster and thus generate more employment which is necessary for a developing country like India. But it should have a limit for this because 100% FDI will affect the middle-income people and small businessman which is of large percentage in India and will increase the gap between rich and poor.

So in my conclusion, FDI is good if it hasn't any adverse effect on the small businessman and low-income people.

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Joy said: (Oct 28, 2016)  
In my point of view, FDI funds should be help for poor people. People in High sectors are taken the most of the funds from Foreign for their needs. Corruption increased all over in India. That's why India is still Developing country.

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Monis said: (Oct 26, 2016)  
Foreign direct investment is good in the retail sector for the growth of India.

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K.Sumetha said: (Oct 25, 2016)  
In my point of view, FDI must be allowed in India which helps to improve our Indian economy. But it must be restricted in some sectors which should not affect the income of the poor people.

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Awadh said: (Oct 24, 2016)  
Hello Everyone,

FDI to some extent is important for our development of our economy, some people argued that if Giant like Walmart comes to India it will remove the middle man system and provide good income to our farmers but in reality these giant are themselves big fish act as mediator, they will buy things from farmer in cheap rate and will sell it in market with much-increased price, eventually making poor more poor. Government of many developed countries where Walmart is operating used to give upto 200% subsidies to farmers but for the developing countries like India it will be very difficult to provide such big amount as subsidies, so we need to have limits defined for FDI in retail.

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Saloni said: (Oct 23, 2016)  

A good day to all of you.

All of you said very well.

But According to me, everything should be in a balanced manner. If FDI takes more place in India, it will not prove good for Indian retailers. Their product would not be sale and it results bad for Indian product.

Although the Indian product price is higher than that of others but Indian product life is more than foreign product.

We can invest good through Indian product sales n it will also help to improve our economic conditions also.

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Ruchika said: (Oct 23, 2016)  
Hello everyone,

Till now we have many perspectives for FDI. In my view, if FDI will be applied with strict rules which will be in favor of development of poor, illiterate and rural population because if we want a complete development for our country then it couldn't be possible without these people, we have to follow equity, not equality in are rules. In equality, we create equal opportunities for poor and rich educated people because of that the poor and illiterate population are unable to use that opportunity in lack of information so we should make rules in which the major preference should be given to these people.

In this way with FDI our country's every class can make development because FDI is a good idea but when it will be executed with a proper development strategy.

It can make our country economically strong and can provide employment which is a very big issue for us and can strong our relations with other countries.

In the point that the local shopper will be in loss so here, a solutions can be provided as they can make their business with FDI investors as a local branch.

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Gaurav said: (Oct 21, 2016)  
FDI is must for a developing country like India. With the variation in economic growth rate and increase and decrease in inflation rate, FDI's play a major role in providing stability to the economy. Foreign investments give a boost to the economy by increasing cash flow in the economy. Industries are set up, expansion of previous industries takes place and production are increased meeting the increasing demand and hence by controlling the inflation of the country. SEZ are provided and introduction of GST gives liberty, transparency, and ease to do a business becoming magnet for foreign investment.

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Vibhu Agarwal said: (Oct 21, 2016)  
In my opinion, 100% FDI in retail sector will adversely effect the social upliftment in India, as it will benefit economic growth but major players will exploit maximum and domestic players will be out of the market. It will generate competition but among foreign countries to how effectively they can exploit the Indian resources by serving cheap products with advanced technology but what about the people who indulged in small businesses, more than 270million people in India are engaged in Shopkeeping business it will first give employment and after that it will take jobs of those 270 million people. FDI is a two faced coin, policies related to it should be properly formulated to avoid any cumbersome.

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Komal Mansukhani said: (Oct 21, 2016)  
FDI is as necessary as in our food new varieties are required. Because the competition is must in everybody's life. So until we don't get the chance to prove ourself so there India can't succeed. It is great we get FDI with that we come up with the new technologies so with that our country will get developed and there in the world, we can stand in the good position and be proud of our country by proving ourself.

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Arnab Das said: (Oct 20, 2016)  
Hello everyone, as we all know that India is a developing country that's why we are not technologically strong. We are developing but that's not up to limit. But foreign countries who are investing in our country are technologically updated respectively. That's why the products brought by them in our country are generally affordable by the middle-class community. Cost of production of a product in our country will be the cost price of that similar product made by foreign countries. So our home products are running in loss. So we have to try our best to make our technology upgradable so that most of the community can use the country product.

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Prajakta said: (Oct 20, 2016)  
According to me, FDI is good for India It will help to grow nation like a new job opportunity, creation employment for middle-class people.

It will use full for us and our nation.

If the FDI merge with the retail sectors it will more help full for increasing the quality of products.

They will try Maintaining quality at the same rate.

It will help full also controlling inflation And reduced the gap between middle class & poor people.

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Vishnu said: (Oct 20, 2016)  
Hi, think there is need of FDI, it he helps to develop our country and also boost the employment in India and also we got knowledge about new technology. The FDI is important but we note also one thing that the Indian small industries are growing so the limitation of FDI is also necessary.

Thank you.

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Ravi Kumar said: (Oct 19, 2016)  
Hello everyone, FDI in retail sector brings a lot of challenges such like consumer have too much option also we aware too much new brands and a variety of products.

A simple solution that small investor merge together give the competition.

Also India developing country they need it because poor people do not use hike price product Brings of FDI price of the good quality product affordable for everyone. We all Know that population in India for average and low-income groups are too high.

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Pujitha Ramini said: (Oct 17, 2016)  
With FDI, the retail sector, small companies and merchants will suffer a lot. Inflation (the rise in prices over a period of time) may be increased. Technological dependence on foreign technology sources.

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Aprajita Srivastava said: (Oct 17, 2016)  
In my opinion, FDI in retail sector is good for India. FDI has lot of advantage as it will boost up the competition in Indian market. And we all know that in competition, everyone wants to become number 1, so Indian people will make their best efforts in the competition. And moreover, FDI brings employment as it requires the number of employees for their work. With the coming of Walmart, nothing goes closed. So I think it is boon.

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Anusha said: (Oct 15, 2016)  
FDI brings competition in India, in my point of view, it increases the large scale sectors. It should be implemented in small scale sector India will become developed country.

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Vaishnavi said: (Oct 15, 2016)  
FDI is like making an MNC.

As everything has its, merits and demerits FDI also has.

FDI for investors, it can lead to great profit and for consumers, quality of others countries may be high and better.

But for small investors, it can lead to a loss because consumers will be interested in high quality which may be they will not be able to provide at a lower rate.

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