Startups transfer cash to the poor.

Food delivery startups hate poverty

Food delivery startups are running poverty reduction scheme in disguise.


  • Startups like Zomato, Swiggy, Uber Eats, Food Panda and Dunzo employ people to deliver food and supplies to the homes of their customers.
  • It has an unintended consequence of pulling people out of the poverty.
Working 5–6 hours an evening, Mr Ansari makes about 20,000 rupees a month, enough to put him into the top 20% of Indian earners. For each delivery he makes between 40 and 120 rupees.

Insight: Delhi-NCR will also benefit as it is home to Zomato and Grofers, while all big brands like Big Basket, Food Panda and Uber Eats cater to one of India’s largest markets.

Recommended reading: Economist ( First three articles are free for registered users).