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Act against foreign e-commerce companies flouting lockdown rules, urges CAIT

  

Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged Piyush Goyal, Minister of Industry and Commerce to act against foreign e-commerce companies allegedly flouting lockdown norms to deliver non-essential items and unfairly gaining market share at the cost of small merchants.

Praveen Khandelwal, General Secretary, CAIT, alleged that Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart have been making illegitimate financial gains by supplying non-essential items such as mobile phones, kitchen appliances, electronics and accessories during the lockdown.

He accused foreign e-commerce companies of delivering mobile phones as restrictions imposed by the state government do not allow physical stores to operate

He urge the Minister to prohibit these foreign e-commerce entities from gaining market share at the cost and life of small and medium kirana stores in India because Kirana stores have formed the backbone of the industry over the years.

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