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


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Malik said: (Nov 8, 2017)  
As per my perception it's totally unjustified to allow foreign direct investment even in retail sector because it can cease the chances of indigenous company to grow. And also one of the most important thing is that India will have a smooth economy when it's export would exceed import. Further I would like to correlate this incident with our history.

I would like to take a flash back to our history that British had also come in India in disguise of investors but later on they captured India deceitfully and ruled over India. So keeping in mind old incidents I would like to emphasise that some restrictions should be imposed on foreigners in context of their investment in retail sector. Am not saying that FDI is not a good thing but there should be some restrictions over it.

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S.Delhibabu said: (Oct 16, 2017)  
Yes, it is good as much as the weightage given to small industries by our Indian government start to utilize the pure benefits of the flowing money invested properly with the help of highly efficient controlling officers of FDI fund inflow. And unemployment should go vanished by the trending Technologies whereas some training and development should initiate the awareness of digitalization techniques as well as continue fruitful debates &competitions among college students, youngsters about industry & it's employment requirements. Cumulatively all these steps taken against covering up unemployment, increasing exports by flowing FDI money rather loosing the complete control of our Indian domestic market. PL request everyone to take the advantage of what's latest trending irrespective of the product belongs to any country and create more spaces for our own Indian products shining newly never opposed by other countries to purchase our Indian products at any cost where in the quality of products is our key.

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Amritesh Aryan said: (Oct 14, 2017)  
FDI in retail sector has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Let's first talk about the positive side. Foreign investment in retail sector will give consumers lots of varieties in every products. Employment will also increase which is a big problem of present India. FDI will increase competition and Indian industries will also grow with higher rates because now they can also invest in other countries. For establishment of FDI, our government will get very high taxes which can increase our economy.

Disadvantages:

For developing countries like India where productions is mainly through small industries. Due to big MNCs companies, they can't stand and will be vanished that will decrease the employment. Also, FDI will start controlling the prices of product. For example cocacola worth is just, 1 but they can sell it at much higher price easily.

So, I think FDI is good but only in some sectors where we can learn from them and can compete them. Also Indian government should encourage small industries to use new technology and as India has low labour cost we can produce things at lower cost than foreugn countries.

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Jayesh said: (Oct 12, 2017)  
Partially good or bad!

The Reason behind that is, now recent times India is world third last country to received FDI in the year 2016-17, but people generally think if FDI inflow increase than employment as well as technology will boost up. But we know that our prediction is going wrong cause FDI has generally come in existing country, now foreign country's are investing their money in it as well e-commerce sector due to this reason India is growing jobless.

2nd reason is that India's tax policy is not constant its changing time to time and our intellectual property rights is not enough strong as required so many companies are scared to in retail sector.

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Saswati said: (Oct 3, 2017)  
Yes, it is good for India but not completely. Good because foreign countries invest in India which promotes good relation between India and the investing country. Unemployment decreases as it creates job opportunities for people. Our country tries to increase th equality of their products in order to compete with the foreign country our currecncy strength is also increaed as compared to other nations it also helps in technological advancement as the foreign countries provide a strategy for that. Bad because the small scale industries of India get affected by fdi.

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Ms Rakshit said: (Sep 25, 2017)  
Foreign direct investment is very important in our country because it gives job opportunity. Also foreign company has to pay to govt to setting up business. It will boost our economy. But it will affect the small scale industries. So we should not completly depend on foreign companies.

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Md Ansari said: (Sep 6, 2017)  
In my view, where FDI help to grow the economy of country where it keeps also few bad effect on it because when all the production and supply will be done by multi brand unit and that will demolish local shopkeeper and small businessman and we rest only consumer and servant nobody would be able to install any small biz. Small biz can not stand before multi brand market.

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Ankit Arora said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

As we all, know India started to liberalize its economy in 1991 so as to globalize Indian economy. Till now FDI has changed the way buisnees are run from pre L.P.G reform era. Regarding FDI in retail is concerned goverment has allowed 100% in single brand with some restrictions regarding local sourcing and 49% in multi brand retail sector. Retail sector in India is an unorganised sector with 90% or more business done by local shop owners such as kiryana shops , departmental store owners.

Benefit of FDI in retail sector could be:
1. Benefit of scales which further leads to reduction in cost and same product available at lower cost.
2. Improvement in infrastruture such as cold storage which in result reduces wastage from farm.
3. More tax compliance as organiszed player enter the market.
4. M.N.C which bring in FDI also integarate Indian economy with rest of the world which allows our product avilable in other country and vv.
As more FDI is coming in India we are moving towards organized retail market with players such as walmart, reliace etc

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Vikas said: (Aug 29, 2017)  
In my opinion, FDI to some extent is good for our country as it creates job opportunities for the youth. There will be a healthy competition between the foreign companies and local companies to capture the market which is good for the customers as they will get better quality products at cheap rates. But as we know that it has some drawbacks also as it directly affects the small scale industry in the country and the local retailers also. So it is very important that small scale industries should also be empowered by the government as we can't rely completely on foreign companies and we need to become self-sufficient which is very important for any country to achieve growth.

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Mohit Purbey said: (Aug 29, 2017)  
Hello, everyone.

I think FDI is a mix of good or bad in the retail sector for India. It should only be allowed relatively small percentage and not 100 percent. Yes, it is true FDI brings Job opportunities, technological advancements and much more. But we should not overlook the facts that it also has its set of disadvantage like it can control the prices of products both consumers and suppliers will be affected because of this, local shops will suffer too best example would be for this Walmart replacing local retail stores.

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Manav said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
I am completely positive with FDI (foreign direct investment) it is good India if looking up on retail market there are lots of brands are out of India and they dealing good business with Indian customers one question is that how they've attracted our customers because they giving better price with better products which every customer like and second thing is that whatever we buy we gave tax to government whether it is Indian product Or foreign product if we are considering our economy points of view it helps us!

Second thing is that we knew which one is better product with better price for example the cost of Coca-Cola is less than 1 rupee and selling price of product is 9 or 10 so it will directly impact on USA economy.

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Ilayaraja said: (Aug 19, 2017)  
In our point of view, FDI is good for growing up the economy. Foreign companies can invest money in India establishing it branches, it will create a huge employment opportunity as well as make an own indigenous product. Hence, it used to reduce the import from other foreign countries and increase the export. Our country GDP increase double times compared with past growth. The retailer is buying a product directly through manufacturer company with cheaper price. It will increase the making in India product with higher quality. We are ready to confront combat among the developed countries.

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Amit said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
Firstly, it's important to understand what does FDI actually means. It means that a company from foreign country invests in one country to set up a buisness which would be helpful for them and for the country tuey investing too. Here, Retail sector is the part of country economy, a kind of buisness which supplies goods through store, internet etc. To buisness in our country, FDI was banned till 2011 then the government allowed the foreign investors. With FDI, our country's economy would develop which is very much necessary for a developing country. It also provides employment to youths in our country and somewhat of unemployment isssue would be solved.

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Jj Govinda said: (Aug 6, 2017)  
Foreign direct investment is very important in our country because India is a developing country lot of things we need to develop India in present scenario facing many major problems such as unemployment poverty over dynamic leader pm Narendra Modi taken several steps to boost our country economy FDI will help India to the growth of the country.

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Krishna Kumar said: (Aug 5, 2017)  
Hi guys,

FDI helps to develop our country. For ex: If foreign investor like to invest in India then our country will grow in economy. But if our country grown more than US then obliviously the investor started to think to borrow money from India and invest in their home country. Another ex: China products, the people are more attracted on China products because of packing, cost, features of the products, etc. This is not helping to our country economy to grow.

Finally, India should not depend only on one thing like FDI. If FDI is not there then choose other option to develop our country.

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Mahima said: (Jul 27, 2017)  
In my opinion, yes FDI is good for our country; as India is a developing country and it needs more development work over here, for that foreign investment is required in our economy which creates employment and help in reducing to the problem of poverty.

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Navdeep Asthana said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
Hello friends, in my point of view the F.D.I means foreign direct investment would be done in our India because when a foreign industry come in India to setup their branch in India first of all they buy a land and they pay a tax to government this is the first reason, then they build the infrastructure of their industry so they can hire a builder and builder also earn money from them this is the third reason, then they would buy a machine from the machinery store so the store will also earn money this is the fourth reason, they employee workers which help them too producing goods so our people also get job by them this is the fifth reason, so all these reasons are true and valid which I gave in above lines. So, in my opinion, F.D.I. (foreign direct investment) must be done in India. So thank you for reading my points.

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Ayrin Syed said: (Jul 25, 2017)  
Partially, FDI in the retail sector is good, Our country is developing the country, so it needs some Foreign investment. To make our economic status good, we can invest it. But human talents are hidden when there is a foreign investment, Our country's people talents are unique, by using the foreign products, we get addicted to their brands. Our country must use only our products, it is proud for all of us. Economic status is not as much as, so we slightly depend on foreign investments. We must not become their slaves, we must be very innovative, and keep on inventing new ideas, stop using foreign products. Thank you.

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Ilayaraja said: (Jul 15, 2017)  
According to my point, FDI means foreign country company wants to invest establishing their branches across the country. Foreign direct investment contribution of growth of the economy and create various employee opportunity in our country. Hence manufacture has been increasing through added an increasing export of the country. So we are not dependent in other countries making a products. In retail sector will make a new products on competative with other corporate sector. Manufacturer company delivered product a span of time to retail consumer, it attract a customer buying on retail shop. So FDI contribution not only earning income foreign company but also promote the retail sector across the country.

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Terrance Dcruz said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
As our government is planning to raise FDI it will defiantly go up to 49%, it clearly means we are not able to compete with technological development and fulfil the demand of the market.

Hence foreign MNC's will take over the market and they will create a job, but what will happen in any case of war or political instability. A Large number of people will unemployed.

And reassessing small scale industries and retail, I am sure FDI is very harmful. Although it will create a new market for retails. But again we will be fully dependent on our government.

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Madhurendra Ranjan said: (Jul 10, 2017)  
As, I view it the whole point of FDI in any sector is to provide an impetus to growth and make it at par with the global level. Retail in India is very robust. It accounts for 10% of GDP in India and 8% employment opportunities. Thus it is not wise to promote foreign giants to such an already flourishing sector and jeopardise the income of retailers. In this particular instance, we should go with the desi way of doing things.

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Ubais Javed said: (Jun 24, 2017)  
I think in retail sector FDI isn't good because it will kill the business of small scale retailers FDIs are in direct touch with farmers which throws out small retailers who buy there raw material initially but no will not be able to do so as FDIs directly buy it from farmers at good prices hence it neglect the retailers.

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Anamika said: (Jun 23, 2017)  
According to me, FDI is good forIndia as it will bring economic development, more employment opportunities, increase in national income and hence increase in individual income, development of human capital recources and increased productivity. However it should be made sure that FDI is made in core and required sectors. It shouldn't affect the small retail shops by investing in retail stores. Thank you.

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Nitesh said: (Jun 21, 2017)  
According to me, FDI inflow is good for any country. It makes country strong economically but it need in such a sector which needs imrovement. Such as core sector, manufacturing, technology based sector. As India is a good market of retail secotor. By allowing FDI in retail chances, the small shop unit may get affected. As small shop provide employment to many pepole. The people also affected.

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Marepally Bixam said: (Jun 16, 2017)  
My dear friends. According to my view, FDI in retail sector will definitely improves the Indian economy but is bane for our Indian retail sector businessmen. If we look into retail market in India all are middle class people only. Their retail business will be effected. So our growth should not effect the Indian retailers. Hence some specific measures has to be taken before implementing. Otherwise middle class people will be affected. Thank you.

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Yogesh Kuamr Patel said: (Jun 13, 2017)  
Hi friends,

FDI good target achievement in all word wall mart (FDI) retail is number one retail marked in all word and sealing target is good and stap by stap target achievement almost people purchase in wall mart benefit value for money and price is market low price thank you.

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Sanjay said: (Jun 11, 2017)  
Yes, it will boost the growth of Indian economy however it will impact the retail sector in a negative way as it will impact the small retailers and their small shops. People will prefer the retail stores and not the small shops available in the market. The FDI in retail sector will bring unemployment situations in our country as it will mostly effect the small retailers and their small shops they will loose their customers because customers will prefer the retail outlets.

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Sayan Sarkar said: (Jun 10, 2017)  
Hello everyone, today's topic is very much relevant and important in current economic scenario of our country. FDI no doubt plays a vital role behind surge of economy. Now India is one of the e country where retail market is prosperous and evolving day by day. This of course is possible due to FDI in this sector. Now govt allows 100% FDI in multi brand retail as long as the product made in India. By the hand of online shops like Amazon, Flipkart, Bigbusket etc retail market is now being controlled by FDI. It includes food market to electronic market. This is boon for growth. Departmental stores or big shopping mall surely generates employment. Every commodity comes under tax, natuarally when we go to supermarket to bye a product, it may be a pen or a detergent soap or vegetable or fish, we are paying tax for that commodity which in turns boosts the govt income. This is boon for development of a country. But in the other hand small shop owners like grocery to vegetable vendors in neighboring market lose their customers. They can not compete with big investors naturally. Govt should think about them because big investors in retail market in one way or another snatching the bread from their mouth. And growth of a country depends on better living quality and better earning from every section of the society.

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Shivani Jha said: (Jun 5, 2017)  
According to me, FDI in a retail sector is good for India, because India is developing country and economically not very strong. FDI gives 90% of the investment to Indian government which helps in the development of the different rural areas and also FDI purchase 30% Indian products which help in the import the Indian products.

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Neeraj said: (Jun 2, 2017)  
Hi Guys,

Yes, "Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector is good for India" because India is a developing country and there is need of these types of process as these are helpful to grow our nation towards best possible manner. With the help of "FDI" not only money comes but also many things come from country to country and each thing becomes useful for the nation whether it be technology or any better idea for manufacturing process. Customers always try to find out better things at lower price and this particular mind set up is possible with the help of "Foreign Direct Investment".

As we all know that unemployment still is the biggest problem of our developing country and FDI is one of the best way to overcome this problem from the stages. Retail sector is that sector which interacts directly with the consumers whether it be on line or off line overall I can say that all benefits are being received by the end user I mean end user is effected directly under this process.

And on base of these types of investments there is a healthy relationship which is improving day in day out among the countries that is strong bone of this business. Because a spread relationship many ways open easily to do multiple things at a time.

Finally, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector in India is magic stick through many problems are going to solve from the nation.

Thanks.

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Adil Hussain said: (May 22, 2017)  
Indeed, FDI plays a vital role to surge our economy. Foreign companies not only provide their technology but also creates a level of competition among domestic as well as with other foreign companies. Moreover, there should be a certain limitation that these foreign companies shouldn't influence the domestic market.

For instance, Amazon is totally killing the market of Flipkart. Most of the product are available in Amazon with more discount as compared to Flipkart. There should be proper equilibrium so that Indian companies wouldn't be influenced.

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Soniya Choudhary said: (May 12, 2017)  
Yes, according to my opinion, FDI in retail sector will be beneficial for our Indian economy. Foreigner investors will invest money and bring new technology in India and this will help to improve employment rate and standard of life as well as a healthy competition will be developed between indigenous person and foreigner to sales their products and for this, they will work on new technology to improve the product quality in cheaper amount. But with this FDI will put adverse effects on small business. So, FDI should be implemented with strict rules.

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Manpreet Singh said: (May 8, 2017)  
Yes, There are so many benefits in the country like increase employment opportunities, increase exports, good effect in national income etc.

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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.

THANKS!

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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)  
Hi,

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.

Cons:

- 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.

Fxvinu.

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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".

PROS:

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.

CONS:

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.

Advantage:-

* 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.

Thankyou.

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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.

6: INCREASE IN FOREIGN RESERVE.

SO IF WE CAN ACHIEVE MULTIPLE OBJECTIVES WITH A SINGLE SHOT WHY NOT?

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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.

Thanks.

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