From the Editor's Desk The politics of policy-making is not easy. First the BJP opposed FDI in Retail for the sake of the 'informal trader' vote base. Now that attracting foreign investment has become a priority, the government is finding different ways to allow FDI, without raising the bogey of 'FDI in multi-brand retail'. 100% FDI in Food Retail has recently been allowed. So has FDI in Ecommerce marketplaces. FDI in food etailing is likely to be allowed now. In the case of ecommerce marketplaces and food etailing, the foreign investment had already come in, in big numbers. So, what the government is really doing is playing catch up, slicing and dicing the Retail industry into politically appropriate sub-sectors in the process - Comment
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