Think Change Forum, an independent think-tank dedicated to generating new ideas and finding answers and solutions for the now disrupted global economic order, today organized a virtual roundtable on the crucial and imperative issue of the “Role of Retail Sector in Rebooting the Indian Economy in the Post Pandemic World”.
The retail sector in India accounts for almost 10 percent of the nation’s GDP and is among the top three employment generators, providing livelihoods to about eight percent of the country’s workforce. It features all possible formats—from the most traditional to the most innovative. Despite outstanding innovations, the Indian retail sector remains a hotbed of conflict among its various constituents. It is the view of Think Change Forum that the retail sector can play a significant role in revitalizing the Indian economy post the pandemic provided we can create an environment where all participants can co-exist and work in harmony with each other.
The roundtable saw participation from a high-powered panel of eminent experts and industry specialists. These included Dr Sanjaya Baru, Journalist, Author, Policy Analyst, Political Commentator and Advisor – Think Change Forum; G Padmanabhan, Former Executive Director of RBI; Harminder Sahni, Founder & MD, Wazir Advisors; and Devangshu Datta, Chief Executive, Third Eyesight & Managing Partner, PVC Partners. The panel discussion was moderated by the senior journalist Gaurav Choudhury, Founder and CEO, Earshot Media and Consulting Editor, Network 18.