Efforts to Arrive at a Broad Based Consensus on Allowing FDI in Multi-Brand Retail Trade Up to 51%

Posted on    17 March 2012


Government is making efforts to arrive at a broad based consensus in consultation with the State governments in respect of the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail trade up to 51%.


The Union Finance Minister ShriPranab Mukherjee in his Budget speech in the LokSabha said that at present, FDI in single brand and in cash and carry whole trade is permitted to the extent of 100%. The decision in respect of allowing FDI in multi-brand retail trade up to 51% has been held in abeyance. Shri Mukherjee said that organized retail helps in reducing cost of intermediation due to economies of scale, benefiting both consumer and producers.

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