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Foreign Direct Investment

A growing India offers opportunity across sectors — notably infrastructure, pharma, automobiles, education and many more — in an investor-friendly environment. Nearly two decades of economic liberalization, coupled with robust domestic demand, a growing middle class, a young population and a high return on investment, make India a credible investment destination.

Invest India is the country’s official agency dedicated to investment promotion and facilitation. Set up as a joint venture between FICCI (51% equity), DIPP (35% equity held by the Department of Industrial policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry) and State Governments of India (0.5% each), its mandate is to become the first reference point for the global investment community. It provides granulated, sector-specific and state-specific information to a foreign investor, assists in expediting regulatory approvals, and offers hand-holding services. Its mandate also includes assisting Indian investors make informed choices about investment opportunities overseas.

Foreign Direct Investment Policy

It is the intent and objective of the Government of India to attract and promote foreign direct investment in order to supplement domestic capital, technology and skills, for accelerated economic growth. Foreign Direct Investment, as distinguished from portfolio investment, has the connotation of establishing a lasting interest’ in an enterprise that is resident in an economy other than that of the investor.

The present consolidation subsumes and supersedes all Press Notes/Press Releases/Clarifications/ Circulars issued by DIPP, which were in force beforeApril 17, 2014, and reflects the FDI Policy as of April 17th, 2014.

Download here the "Consolidated FDI Policy" Manual External website that opens in a new window

For more information on FDI Policy and a Investor Guidance, visit the Website of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. External website that opens in a new window

For detailed Statistics on FDI in India, please visit this link  External website that opens in a new windowat the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

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