Karnataka has also favoured the policy, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion secretary Saurabh Chandra said. There was a change in Karnataka's stand following the the change of government there after the recent assembly polls. The previous BJP-led government was against the implementation of FDI in multi-brand retail in the state. The government had permitted FDI up to 51% in multi-brand retail trading last year.
Earlier this month, Himachal Pradesh agreed to allow FDI in multi-brand retail. Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Manipur and Andhra Pradesh are among the other states that have decided to implement the decision. However, the government has so far not received any proposal for investment in multi-brand retail.