Put Retail Horse Before the Cart
This refers to the Edit, ‘Free Up Organised Retail, Shed Riders’ (Feb 21). It is puzzling that the government does wants to free up FDI in retail, but it wants to do it only for domestically manufactured goods. Though the intention is to promote local manufacturing, the government needs to see the larger picture and bigger benefits. The policy should be clear and transparent to all players without positive or negative bias so that the entire sector benefits. The government needs to bring desirable changes in its outlook.