Open Network for Digital Commerce or ONDC is the Indian government’s alternative to the American “laissez-faire, completely market-driven model”. It aims to be seller-first and consumer-focussed and to shift power away from the e-commerce giants. But many stakeholders bring many problems and if not solved, the network might end up creating many more.

Story originally reported by Arundhati Ramanathan.

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