In the wake of rising prices, the Government is seeking desperately for measures to tackle inflation. One of the recommendations put forward by an Inter-ministerial Group (IMG) on inflation was to allow Foreign direct Investment (FDI) in multi-product retail and thereby, bring down the prices and also, cut-down the margin between farm gate and retail prices. This is the first instance of a formal recommendation by a government panel to allow FDI in the retail sector which is highly sensitive and tightly policed.