New Delhi: Food and grocery orders through the ‘Open Network for Digital Commerce’ (ONDC) have crossed 10,000 per day till April 30. The government launched this network in September 2022.
Bengaluru alone accounted for 40% of the daily orders placed through ONDC. Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad accounted for 40% and the remaining 20% came from around 200 smaller cities. Through this platform, orders are mainly being placed for food items, grocery, home decor items and electronics. Now booking of taxis and rickshaws has also started from this platform. In fact, neighborhood food sellers and grocery vendors in major cities have started using the open network for digital commerce. This trend can prove to be a challenge for online retail platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. ONDC has also launched Namma Yatri app for hailing taxis and rickshaws similar to Ola and Uber services in more than 180 cities.