A German wholesale retailer, Metro Cash & Carry, received its Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee license from West Bengal government.
Left Front constituent Forward Bloc (FB), which runs West Bengal's agriculture marketing board, and CPI(M) leaders, decided to renew Metro Cash & Carry's Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) license.
However, the State Agriculture Marketing Board decided to impose certain conditions on Metro to protect small traders in the city.
Metro Cash & Carry, on its part, will open its first outlet in Kolkata in 6-8 weeks.
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