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Invest India Programme

July 3, 2019
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Invest India was formed in 2009 under Section 25 of the Companies Act 1956 for promotion of foreign investment with 49% equity of the then Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and 51% shareholding by FICCI. The current shareholding pattern of Invest India is 51 % of Industry Associations (i.e. 17% each of FICCI, CII & NASSCOM) and the remaining 49% of Central and 19 State Governments.

As reported by Invest India, it is currently working with 1003 companies, with an indicated investment worth USD 137 Billion and indicated employment of 1,981,147 extending end-to-end facilitation support. Out of these, investments worth USD 23 Billion and 138,083 employment have been realized during September 2014 till date. Invest India has responded to 190,431 business requests during the period from September 2014 till date and is actively working with several Indian States to build capacity and strengthen existing Investment Promotion Agencies as well as bring in global best practices in investment targeting, promotion and facilitation areas.

 The projects which are being handled by Invest India, inter-alia, include the following:

      1. Proactive Investor Targeting: Invest India identifies target companies across focus sectors from target markets looking to initiate investment into India or further expansion in India.
      1. Handholding support: The provision of high quality services to support investors throughout the investment life cycle is extremely important and Invest India creates vital differentiation and an invaluable service offering of guidance, handholding, problem solving and facilitation for investors.
      1. Bilateral CEO Forums: Government of India has institutionalized bilateral CEOs forums with various countries to identify new avenues for cooperation and take initiatives to facilitate business links between countries.  Invest India takes up the responsibility of acting as the nodal point for investment related issues/ recommendations and help action investment specific resolutions raised at the CEOs Forums.
      1. Country – Sector Outreach: Invest India proactively contributes to national and regional policy development by planning Country/Sector interactions.
      1. Strategic Investment Research Unit: It shapes India’s investment landscape and drives a step change in the quality and quantity of FDI. The Strategic Investment Research unit not only act as a strong pillar for the core functions of the IPA, like investor targeting and facilitation, but also assist in preparing investment related briefings.
      1. Harnessing Information & Communication Technology for FDI:Invest India scales up use of technology for investment targeting and facilitation. Using Information and Communication Technology, IPAs are putting in place increasingly sophisticated investor inquiry tracking tools to handle and process such inquiries
      1. Working with State Investment Promotion Agencies: Invest India plays a central role in ensuring that FDI is on the agenda of all State agencies, State Governments and stakeholders, highlighting the substantial economic and social benefits which can be accrued locally from FDI.
      1. Startups: Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade with the help of Invest India aims to empower Startups to grow through innovation and design through this intiative.
      1. Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi): It aims to support the ongoing efforts to boost the innovation ecosystem in the country by connecting innovators across industry, individuals and the grassroots to the market and helping commercialise their innovative solutions. Invest India provide a platform for innovators to bring their market ready products and solutions to industry thereby helping propel India into a new era of inclusive economic growth.
      1. India Investment Grid: India Investment Grid (IIG) is an online platform to showcase investment opportunities in India to global investors. The platform is looked after by Invest India.

The efforts of Invest India and measures taken by the Government on FDI policy liberalization along with improvement in ease of doing business climate have resulted in unprecedented growth of total FDI inflows. India has recorded USD 64.38 billion FDI inflow in the year 2018-19 which is an increase of 78.6% over financial year 2013-14 when total FDI inflow was USD 36.05 billion.

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade conducts regular review of the performance of Invest India. Further, the Board of Directors, under chairmanship of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, including nominees from Government of India, FICCI, CII and NASSCOM manages and oversee the overall operations, direction and strategy of the company. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held to monitor the operational and overall performance of Invest India.

The Books of Accounts of the company are examined and audited by Statutory Auditors appointed in each Annual General meeting by the Board of Directors and Shareholders as per the Company Act. In addition, audits are also conducted by the Government. No financial irregularity has been detected.

The sector-wise and financial year wise details of FDI equity inflow reported since April, 2014 to March 2019 are given below:

STATEMENT ON FINANCIAL YEAR WISE FDI EQUITY INFLOWS
FROM APRIL 2014 TO MARCH 2019

S. No.

Sector

2014-15
Apr-Mar

2015-16
Apr-Mar

2016-17
Apr-Mar

2017-18
Apr-Mar

2018-19
Apr-Mar

Total

 

 

FDI
in US$ million

FDI
in US$ million

FDI
in US$ million

FDI
in US$ million

FDI
in US$ million

 

1

METALLURGICAL INDUSTRIES

359.34

456.31

1,440.18

371.76

598.84

3,226.43

2

MINING

684.39

520.67

55.75

36.41

223.58

1,520.81

3

POWER

707.04

868.80

1,112.98

1,621.00

1,105.64

5,415.47

4

NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY

615.95

776.51

783.57

1,204.46

1,446.16

4,826.66

5

PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS

1,079.02

103.02

180.40

24.18

138.43

1,525.06

6

BOILERS AND STEAM GENERATING PLANTS

1.33

77.91

53.91

68.13

0.01

201.29

7

PRIME MOVER (OTHER THAN ELECTRICAL GENERATORS)

230.70

159.13

286.88

159.06

244.92

1,080.68

8

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENTS

574.83

444.88

2,230.69

488.72

976.50

4,715.63

9

COMPUTER SOFTWARE & HARDWARE

2,296.04

5,904.36

3,651.71

6,153.20

6,415.21

24,420.52

10

ELECTRONICS

96.84

208.39

83.97

196.87

451.88

1,037.95

11

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

2,894.94

1,324.40

5,563.69

6,211.84

2,667.91

18,662.78

12

INFORMATION & BROADCASTING (INCLUDING PRINT MEDIA)

254.96

1,009.34

1,516.68

638.67

1,252.36

4,672.01

13

AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

2,725.64

2,526.82

1,609.32

2,089.53

2,623.22

11,574.52

14

AIR TRANSPORT (INCLUDING AIR FREIGHT)

74.56

361.25

83.40

628.53

190.64

1,338.37

15

SEA TRANSPORT

333.22

429.30

735.06

1,051.49

279.25

2,828.31

16

PORTS

1.90

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

1.90

17

RAILWAY RELATED COMPONENTS

129.73

73.99

87.57

98.54

72.19

462.02

18

INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY

716.79

568.26

329.30

462.82

338.18

2,415.35

19

MACHINE TOOLS

24.06

126.38

23.89

45.16

44.93

264.42

20

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY

72.35

16.44

15.19

17.20

5.78

126.96

21

EARTH-MOVING MACHINERY

30.11

97.66

52.23

29.18

34.16

243.33

22

MISCELLANEOUS MECHANICAL & ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES

186.69

274.57

245.24

106.42

162.67

975.59

23

COMMERCIAL, OFFICE & HOUSEHOLD EQUIPMENTS

33.39

36.68

7.44

20.97

11.78

110.27

24

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL APPLIANCES

145.93

173.26

479.71

87.23

156.72

1,042.85

25

INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTS

0.85

7.42

0.80

2.28

1.62

12.97

26

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

32.34

6.36

76.66

5.53

3.15

124.05

27

FERTILIZERS

225.32

20.93

0.89

26.68

86.73

360.54

28

CHEMICALS (OTHER THAN FERTILIZERS)

762.76

1,469.95

1,392.80

1,307.90

1,980.99

6,914.40

29

PHOTOGRAPHIC RAW FILM AND PAPER

0.75

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.75

30

DYE-STUFFS

54.89

3.32

10.70

0.00

1.52

70.43

31

DRUGS & PHARMACEUTICALS

1,497.74

754.26

857.39

1,009.96

265.97

4,385.32

32

TEXTILES (INCLUDING DYED,PRINTED)

197.42

230.13

618.95

454.45

198.14

1,699.09

33

PAPER AND PULP (INCLUDING PAPER PRODUCTS)

116.21

85.21

197.61

71.17

38.00

508.21

34

SUGAR

27.77

105.85

15.92

7.90

1.10

158.54

35

FERMENTATION INDUSTRIES

225.38

202.36

110.86

38.48

149.49

726.57

36

FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES

515.86

505.88

727.22

904.90

628.24

3,282.10

37

VEGETABLE OILS AND VANASPATI

148.34

34.22

108.45

85.12

116.22

492.35

38

SOAPS, COSMETICS & TOILET PREPARATIONS

177.22

193.26

92.60

137.03

154.09

754.20

39

RUBBER GOODS

284.51

296.15

262.76

392.21

197.64

1,433.27

40

LEATHER,LEATHER GOODS AND PICKERS

34.21

17.13

2.30

22.00

4.52

80.16

41

GLUE AND GELATIN

21.44

0.82

90.60

3.76

13.29

129.91

42

GLASS

41.82

25.78

51.69

70.92

35.59

225.80

43

CERAMICS

35.29

51.21

15.40

50.12

58.09

210.11

44

CEMENT AND GYPSUM PRODUCTS

208.99

19.69

2,130.10

19.44

17.61

2,395.83

45

TIMBER PRODUCTS

8.97

53.17

10.23

9.91

7.75

90.03

46

DEFENCE INDUSTRIES

0.08

0.10

0.00

0.01

2.18

2.37

47

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

458.13

517.47

261.14

759.67

410.61

2,407.02

48

SERVICES SECTOR (Fin.,Banking,Insurance,Non Fin/Business,Outsourcing,R&D,Courier,Tech. Testing and Analysis, Other)

3,250.03

6,889.46

8,684.07

6,708.58

9,157.54

34,689.68

49

HOSPITAL & DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES

567.85

742.35

747.38

708.09

1,044.61

3,810.29

50

EDUCATION

78.86

230.78

160.12

285.75

776.73

1,532.23

51

HOTEL & TOURISM

777.01

1,332.69

916.13

1,131.97

1,075.75

5,233.55

52

TRADING

2,727.96

3,845.32

2,338.40

4,348.13

4,462.13

17,721.93

53

RETAIL TRADING

168.72

262.24

450.94

223.78

442.83

1,548.51

54

AGRICULTURE SERVICES

59.95

84.65

76.43

110.19

88.07

419.29

55

DIAMOND,GOLD ORNAMENTS

280.18

58.54

123.92

233.03

29.15

724.82

56

TEA AND COFFEE (PROCESSING & WAREHOUSING COFFEE & RUBBER)

1.43

1.12

1.60

20.02

13.64

37.81

57

PRINTING OF BOOKS (INCLUDING LITHO PRINTING INDUSTRY)

72.58

122.81

53.17

228.40

549.80

1,026.75

58

COIR

1.36

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

1.36

59

CONSTRUCTION (INFRASTRUCTURE) ACTIVITIES

870.25

4,510.71

1,860.73

2,729.69

2,258.00

12,229.38

60

CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Townships, housing, built-up infrastructure and construction-development projects

769.14

112.55

105.14

539.57

213.15

1,739.55

61

MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIES

765.88

668.77

296.40

398.76

441.16

2,570.96

 

Grand Total

29,737.27

40,000.98

43,478.27

44,856.75

44,366.03

202,439.31

 This information was given by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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