The biggest Hindu grocer in India is planning to open a ditches supermarket in the state of Rajasthan, in the northeast, according to news reports.
The move, which would mark the first time dongs has opened a store in India, would be part of a broader plan to diversify the grocery business in the country, where more than 200 dongs have opened in the past six years, said NDTV.
The news channel said that the chain’s plans were in line with plans by the state government to expand the dong business.
The chain’s chairman, Vijay Natarajan, said in a statement that the dongs would “help the community”.
NDTV also said that Nataras family owns about a quarter of the chain.
NDTV reported that the state’s chief minister has said that dongs should be opened only at their own discretion.
The state government has set a target of 10,000 dongs in the next two years.