DIPP against consumer affairs ministry proposal to regulate e-commerce sector

The rapidly expanding e-commerce sector, which has been attacked by brick and mortar businesses over issues such as predatory pricing, has found support within the government against a proposal that seeks to impose curbs on the likes of Flipkart and Snapdeal that have disrupted the market.The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) has opposed a plan to regulate the e-commerce sector, arguing that it would curtail innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship.

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