Friday, 29 April 2016

Small may be the thing to go with

With reference to Satya Prakash's article The right to sell (Focus, December 18), all those who support foreign direct investment in retail should visit our local markets and eat at roadside eateries. If they do that, they will realize that the majority of the people cannot afford to buy their daily needs from malls but are dependent on small vendors because many of them provide credit to their poor customers.

(This letter published in Hindustan Times on December 25, 2011)