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Indian Village Renamed Snapdeal.com

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the corporate-utilities dept.

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ideaz writes "A village in India has decided to rename itself and henceforth be known as Snapdeal.com Nagar (which means town). Snapdeal.com being an online couponing company that recently raised $12 million and has the lead over Groupon in India in the local ecommerce space. Snapdeal has adopted a remote village in India and enabled clean drinking water facilities for its people by installing manual pumps. To show their gratitude, the village's residents have decided to rename their village to Snapdeal.com Nagar, actually taking the company by surprise."

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4 comments

Yay! (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#36544848)

Good on this company to do something positive before the bubble bursts!

When are we going to see (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36563162)

a town in a developing country named FreeCreditScore?

"actually taking the company by surprise" (1)

Zedrick (764028) | more than 3 years ago | (#36566674)

Right. Snapdeal.com didn't have any friendly lobbyists "suggesting" anything. No way.

Nice gesture of business ethics (1)

darkstar019 (2320432) | about 3 years ago | (#36608944)

Good for the locals, atleast they are getting water (something that the government doesn't always provide). In many rural areas of India, people have to walk miles to get water (which is not drinkable).
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