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Swadeshi Jagran Manch: Ecommerce discounting causing loss of jobs in traditional retail

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The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has passed a resolution within its organisation asking for an ecommerce policy which will lean towards small retail traders and protect their interests, reports The Hindu. According to a BT report, the organisation also wants the government to not extend the 1 February deadline for implementation of the FDI in e-commerce policy. Last week, Amazon and Flipkart had asked the government for an extension for 4 and 6 months respectively. We have contacted the SJM for further details and will update this once we hear from the organisation. What the SJM said in its resolution meeting In its opinion, ecommerce giants like Flipkart and Amazon are flouting laws causing damage to the livelihoods of offline traders. The offline retail trade has suffered job losses due to “indiscriminate discounting” and “predatory pricing” policies (cash burning model)…

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