Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal allowed to sell non-essentials in green, orange zones

Monday 4 May 2020 13:19 CET | News

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has allowed ecommerce players to deliver both essential and non-essential items across green and orange zones.

According to Business Today, the MHA announced that the nationwide lockdown would be extended by other two weeks with effect from 4 May 2020. All the 733 districts across the country have been divided into three zones - red (hotspots), orange (having a limited number of COVID-19 cases) and green (no cases).

The government has also allowed ecommerce players like Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal to deliver both essential and non-essential items across green and orange zones, beginning 4 May. However, in red zones, the companies can deliver only essential items, which include grocery, hygiene products, and medicines.

Overall, the measure will help retailers meet consumer demand and facilitate the inventory pileup of the MSMEs (Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) amid the extended nationwide lockdown, while delivering the products in a safe manner, ensuring social distancing.

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Keywords: Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, ecommerce, India, MHA, Ministry of Home Affairs, non-essentials, COVID-19, Asia, APAC
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: India
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