Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Limit in India – All Sector

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 Single Brand retail:

Allowed FDI in Single brand retail –  100%

FDI in Courier Service:

Allowed FDI in Courier Service – 100%

FDI in Telecom Sector:

Allowed FDI in Telecom – 100%

FDI in Asset Reconstruction Sector:

Allowed FDI in Asset Reconstruction – 100%

FDI in Power Exchanges:

Allowed FDI in Power Exchanges – 49%

FDI in Petroleum Refining:

Allowed FDI in Petroleum Refining – 49%

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 Agriculture Sector:

  • FDI up to 100% is permitted, under the automatic route, subject to certain conditions mentioned in Consolidated FDI Policy, in the following agricultural activities: Floriculture, Horticulture, Apiculture and Cultivation of Vegetables & Mushrooms under controlled conditions; Development and production of Seeds and planting material; Animal Husbandry (including breeding of dogs), Pisciculture, Aquaculture, under controlled conditions; and Services related to agro and allied sectors.
  • 100% FDI is also permitted in tea sector.
  • Tea plantation – 49%

Besides the above, FDI is not allowed in any other agricultural sector/ activity.

FDI In Credit Information Companies:

Allowed FDI in Credit Information Companies – 74%

FDI in Stock Exchanges, Depositors:

Allowed FDI in Stock Exchanges, depositors – 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.

Note: If we missed anything or any figure is wrong please comment below we will add/rectify it.

Last Updated on August 20, 2013

23 thoughts on “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Limit in India – All Sector

  1. Srikant Singh says:

    Thank you Sir, It is very helpful to increase our knowledge.

  2. In insurance FDI : 26 %

  3. insurance & in  pension

  4. please, clear the difference b/w credit agencies CRISIL & ICRA.

  5. Sanya_panchal says:

    Is the FDI in civil aviation 26% or 49%?
     Please confirm me with the correct option. 

  6. Gandhiajinkya1 says:

    Whether Approval of FIPB is required in case of FDI in Retail (Single Product/ Brand)???

  7. thanks sirji

  8. thanx for info…………

  9. Beherakapilnath7213 says:

    thanks good job………….

  10. Yogeyogeshwar says:

    thank you

  11. sir, FDI in insurance was 26%.Now it became  49%  …..

  12. anjali mishra says:

    thanks for update

  13. shaleen gupta says:

    What is the limit of FDI in public sector bank 49% or 20%??

  14. please updte the FDI …

  15. fdi intelecom sector is now 100%

  16. sir pls update latest fdi limit i.e. as on 01-jul-2013

  17. what is the allowed percentage of FDI in tourism sector

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