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Percentage of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in different sectors in India

Below are the percentage of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) allowed in different sectors in India

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in Tourism and Hospitality sector in India?

100% FDI is allowed under the automatic route in tourism and hospitality, subject to applicable regulations and laws. 100% FDI allowed in tourism construction projects, including the development of hotels, resorts, and recreational facilities.

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in Information Technology (IT)  sector in India?

100% FDI is allowed in the Information Technology department in India.

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in Railways sector in India?

100% FDI under automatic route is permitted for the following:

  • Construction, operation, and maintenance of suburban corridor projects through Public-Private Partnership
  • High-speed train projects
  • Dedicated freight lines
  • Rolling stock including train sets and locomotive/coaches manufacturing and maintenance facilities – Under this policy, setting up of traction alternator factory at Vidisha has been sanctioned in 2012-13 for manufacturing 100 Traction Alternators and overhaul of 100 locos set of traction motor or High Horse Power Diesel Locomotives per annum
  • Railway electrification
  • Signaling systems
  • Passenger terminals

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in Mining sector in India?

FDI up to 100% is allowed in exploration, mining, minerals processing and metallurgy under the automatic route for all non-fuel and non-atomic minerals including diamonds and precious stones. Mining and mineral separation of titanium-bearing minerals and ores, its value addition and integrated activities fall under the government route of foreign direct investment up to 100%. FDI in coal mining is allowed for captive consumption only.

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in the Print Media sector in India?

26% FDI under the government approval route is allowed in the publishing of newspapers and periodicals dealing with news and current affairs. 26% FDI under the government approval route is allowed in the publication of Indian editions of foreign magazines dealing with news and current affairs. 100% FDI under the government approval route is allowed in publishing/printing of scientific and technical magazines/specialty journals/periodicals.

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in Media and Entertainment sector in India?

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Teleports, DTH, Multi-System Operator, cable networks in DAS areas, mobile TV, Headend-in-the-Sky Broadcasting Services are allowed up to 74% with FDI, up to 49% under the Automatic route. FDI beyond 49% (up to 74%) is permitted under the government route. FDI in local cable networks and MSO in non-DAS areas is allowed up to 49% under the Automatic route.

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in the Pharmaceutical sector in India?

100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is allowed under the automatic route for greenfield projects. For brownfield project investments, up to 100%, FDI is permitted under the government route. The government may incorporate appropriate conditions for FDI in brownfield cases, at the time of granting approvals

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in the Food Processing sector in India?

100% FDI is permitted under the automatic route in food processing industries. 100% FDI is allowed through approval route for trading, including through e-commerce in respect of food products manufactured and/or produced in India.

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in the Defence Manufacturing sector in India?

100% FDI in Defence sector: Up to 49%, automatic route; FDI above 49%, through Government route where it is likely to result in access to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded.

What is the percentage of FDI allowed in the Automobiles sector in India?

100% Foreign Direct investment (FDI) is allowed under the automatic route in the auto sector, subject to all the applicable regulations and laws.

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