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Updated on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 04:40 PM IST

Amazon counters RSS' East India Co attack; lists what it does to promote home-grown entrepreneurship

In its latest edition, which will hit the stands on October 3, Panchjanya has carried a cover story that is highly critical of Amazon/ Representational image |

In its latest edition, which will hit the stands on October 3, Panchjanya has carried a cover story that is highly critical of Amazon/ Representational image |

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After RSS-affiliate magazine Panchjanya carried a cover story on Amazon, equating the retail giant with East India Company, and accusing it of corrupt practices, the latter has put out a statement listing what it is doing to promote entrepreneurship in India.

In a statement, the US e-commerce firm said three lakh new sellers joined the online firm to sell their products.

"During the pandemic three lakh new sellers joined us... of which 75,000 were local neighbourhood shops (dukaans) from 450+ cities (selling) furniture, stationery, consumer electronics, beauty products, mobile phones, garments, medical products..." the company statement said.

It also mentioned how over 70,000 exporters from metros as well as Tier 2, 3 and 4 cities were selling crores of 'Made in India' products through their channel.

"Amazon's exports program is witnessing rapid momentum... today there are 70,000+ exporters from metros as well as Tier II, III and IV cities, selling crores of 'made in India' products to customers in 200 countries across the world - truly taking (it) global."

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Published on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 04:40 PM IST
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