Present Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Limits in India. Sector-wise FDI ceiling/ limits in India. FDI or Foreign Direct Investment means net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor.
Here is the list of FDI limit of All Sectors:
Hotels and Tourism, Roads and Highway, Education, Advertisement, Farm sector, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Coal and Lignite – 100%
FDI in Multi Brand retail:
Allowed FDI in Multi brand retail - 51%
FDI in Civil Aviation sector:
Allowed FDI in Civil Aviation – 49%
The Civil Aviation sector includes Airports, Scheduled and Non-Scheduled domestic passenger airlines, Helicopter services / Seaplane services, Ground Handling Services, Maintenance and Repair organizations; Flying training institutes; and Technical training institutions.
FDI In Insurance Sector:
Allowed FDI in Insurance Sector – 49%
FDI in the Insurance sector, as prescribed in the Insurance Act, 1999, is allowed under the automatic route.
FDI in Defense Sector:
Allowed FDI in Defense Sector – 26%
FDI in defense industry subject to Industrial license under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951 would be allowed up to 26% through government approval route.
FDI in Print Media:
Allowed FDI in Print Media – 26%
Publishing of Newspaper and periodicals dealing with news and current affairs
- 26%. Publication of Indian editions of foreign magazines dealing with news and current affairs- 26% .
FDI in Broadcasting Sector:
- FM Radio Stations 20%
- Cable Network 49%
- Direct –to-Home (d2h) Services – 49%
- FDI limit in Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) Broadcasting Service – 74% (total direct and indirect foreign investment including portfolio and FDI) Automatic upto 49% Government route beyond 49% and up to 74%.
- Setting up hardware facilities such as up-linking, HUB etc. – 49%
FDI In Credit Information Companies:
Allowed FDI in Credit Information Companies – 49%
FDI In Banking Sector in India:
New Bank (After August, 2011) – 49%
Allowed FDI in Private Sector Banks- 74%.
FDI in private banking sector of India is allowed up to 74% where FDI up to 49% is allowed through automatic route and FDI beyond 49% but up to 74% is allowed through government approval route.
Allowed FDI in Public Sector Banks- 49%.
Limit for FDI in public sector banks In the case of nationalized banks as well as SBI and its associate banks, the overall statutory limit of 20 per cent as FDI and portfolio investment will continue.
Last Updated on December 8,2012