Today we all are talking about development in our country and government is putting extra effort in this direction. Is effort of Government are in right direction, weather this effort benefiting each citizen .Answer is no, because inequality among the people is increasing, money is accumulating at one pole and also snatching from opposite pole. Rich is becoming more rich and poor is more poor. And this may lead to social disturbance and generally his is known as Revolution. FDI in retail sector may be the cause of next Revolution. Government should reconsider this policy because millions of people depend on the unorganized retail sector. How this would happen? Let me start with simple example, I live in small town kosi kalan of mathura distt. And there are around two thousand of shop & treading firm, in each shop there are two to three people working on an average. These people are generally only source of income of their family and each family consist four to five member. So we can say that twenty to twenty five thousand people depend directly or indirectly on the unorganized retail sector in the town. And there are five to six thousand towns across the country; two to three hundred million people depend on unorganized retail sector for their livelihood. Unorganized retail sector consist shop of various item e.g. Kiryana, stationary, cloth, readymade garment, electronic & electrical item, watch, confectionery and fruit & vegetable etc. Now when retail giants and FDI are allowed, will sell every item 6from pin to car. Then small vendor &shop owner and employee would be deprived from their livelihood.
In India average revenue is Rs 74000 per person involved while in Wal-Mart, it is around 7.8 million per person. It means Wal-Mart will take away the job of 100 people and will provide job to one person only, net result 99% person would lose their job. Hundred of sabziwala, fruitwala and kiryana store would be replaced by three or four retail store in each town and their livelihood would be deposited in the account of Ambani & mittal. This can lead to social disturbance. This whole idea may sound, as anti-liberal to economist and policy maker but it may be true according to Indian prospect. These people are saying that it would benefit farmer and will eradicate middlemen. What if Wal-Mart and other giant find it is more profitable to import vegetable, fruit, creels and other food item from other country. Middlemen is cursed in our country, are not they citizen of our country or they do not have right to earn, is only corporate house have privilege to earn? Do we need this type of development in which millions lose their job and few more million bucks would be added in account of some millionaire. Government should not blindly follow U.S., We are different from U.S. culturally, socially, economically. How formulae of success can be same