According to experts, the move would boost infrastructure and strengthen the local supply chain in the agriculture sector, hence benefiting country's farmers. "I have written to Prime Minister to allow FDI in retail with 100 per cent local sourcing. The FDI in multi-brand retail for food, which is grown and manufactured in India," Badal told reporters here at the Make in India event today.
She, however, signalled that the government wanted all the stakeholders on board before any policy change. Badal said that it would be a major step towards modernising old kirana stores into modern food retail outlets and providing fair remuneration to the farmers.
"I believe this can play a catalytic role in setting up the infrastructure right, from the farm level to the fork level. It can actually turn the game around," she added.

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