'Amazon plans to involve local grocery stores in network'

New Delhi, Nov 11: In order help local people, US-based Amazon's Indian arm is working on a business model to involve grocery stores in its network, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here Tuesday.

"Amazon shared with me that they want to involve grocery stores in their business. They want to start delivery of products through grocery stores as it will help grocery stores have more footfall of potential customers," he told reporters.

The minister also tweeted after meeting Amazon India MD Amit Agarwal and Amazon vice president, International Public Policy Monique Meche, that: "Amazon team lead by VP India met and discussed about taking benefits of eCommerce to rural areas and small towns."

The Amazon officials also told the minister that they have plans to set up data centre in India.

"They said that they want to set up data centre in India which is again a welcome step," Prasad said.


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