India readies a domestic open network e-commerce rival for Amazon and Walmart

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NEW DELHI - The transaction was hyperlocal - an online order worth 37 rupees (S$0.66) for hydroponic coriander grown at a farm in Bangalore and delivered to a consumer in the city in less than 30 minutes.

It was this modest and quick order that kicked off the pilot run for a "game-changing" e-commerce initiative on April 29 backed by the Indian government that could create a domestic rival to the likes of biggies such as Amazon and the Walmart-backed Flipkart.

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