FDI in India at a glance

The sector-wise detail of FDI allowed in India is as follows:

SECTORS UNDER AUTOMATIC ROUTE (WITH CONDITIONS)

Up to 100%

  • Agriculture
  • Plantation
  • Mining – Metal & non-metal ores; Lignite & Coal
  • Manufacturing
  • Broadcasting Carriage Services (Teleports, DTH, Cable Networks, Mobile TV, HITS)
  • Broadcasting Content Service ­– Up-linking of Non-‘News & Current Affairs’ TV Channels/ Down-linking of TV Channels
  • Airports – Greenfield; Brownfield
  • Airport Transport Services – Non-Scheduled; Helicopter/Seaplane Services
  • Ground Handling Services
  • Maintenance and Repair Organizations; Flying and Training Institutes; Technical Training Institutions
  • Construction Development
  • Industrial Parks – New and Existing
  • Trading – Wholesale; B2B e-commerce
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Railway Infrastructure
  • Asset Reconstruction Companies
  • Credit Information Companies
  • White Label ATM Operations
  • Non-Banking Finance Companies
  • Pharma – Greenfield
  • Petroleum & Natural Gas ­– Exploration Activities of Oil and Natural Gas Fields

Up to 49%

  • Petroleum Refining by PSUs
  • Infrastructure Company in the Securities Market
  • Commodity Exchanges
  • Insurance
  • Pension
  • Power Exchanges

SECTORS WHERE GOVERNMENT APPROVAL IS REQUIRED

(as on July 8, 2016)

Up to 100% (Government approval – up to 100%)

  • Mining and mineral separation of Titanium bearing minerals and ores
  • Publishing/printing of scientific and technical magazines/specialty journals/periodicals
  • Publication of facsimile edition of foreign newspapers
  • Satellites – establishment and operation
  • Food product retail trading

Up to 100% (Government approval – beyond 74%)

  • Pharma – Brownfield

Up to 100% (Government approval – beyond 49%)

  • Defence
  • Air Transport Service – Scheduled and Regional Air Transport Service
  • Telecom Services
  • Trading – SBRT

Up to 74% (Government approval – beyond 49%)

  • Banking – Private Sector
  • Private Security Agencies

Up to 51% (Government approval – up to 51%)

  • Trading – MBRT

Up to 49% (Government approval – up to 49%)

  • Broadcasting Content Service
    1. FM Radio
    2. Uplinking of news & current affairs TV Channels
  • Investment by Foreign Airlines

Up to 26% (Government approval – up to 26%)

  • Print Media – Publication of Indian editions of foreign magazines dealing with news and current affairs
  • Print Media – Publishing of newspaper and periodicals dealing with news and current affairs

Up to 20% (Government approval – up to 20%)

  • Banking – Public Sector

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