Monday, January 16, 2017


1. Agriculture & Animal Husbandry (100%) - Automatic Route
a) Floriculture, Horticulture and Cultivation of Vegetables & Mushrooms under controlled conditions;
b) Development and production of seeds and planting material;
c) Animal Husbandry (including breeding of dogs), Pisciculture, Aquaculture, Apiculture; and
d) Services related to agro and allied sectors.

Note: Other than the above, foreign investment is not allowed in any other agricultural sector/activity

2. Manufacturing (100%) - Automatic Route

A manufacturer is permitted to sell its products manufactured in India through wholesale and/ or retail, including through e-commerce without Government approval. Notwithstanding the foreign investment policy provisions on trading sector, 100% foreign investment under Government approval route is allowed for trading, including through e-commerce, in respect of food products manufactured and/or produced in India.

3. Defence (100%) - Automatic route upto 49%, Government route beyond 49%

Defence Industry subject to Industrial license under the Industries (Development & Regulation) Act, 1951; and Manufacturing of small arms and ammunition under the Arms Act, 1959

4. Broadcasting Carriage Services (100%) - Automatic Route

5. Cable Network (100%) - Automatic

Infusion of fresh foreign investment, beyond 49% in a company not seeking license/ permission from sectoral Ministry, resulting in change in the ownership pattern or transfer of stake by existing investor to new foreign investor, will require Government approval 

6. Airports (100%) - Automatic
(a) Greenfield projects
(b) Existing projects

7. Single Brand Retail trading (SBRT) (100%)

Automatic route upto 49%, Government route beyond 49% 

a. Products to be sold should be of a 'Single Brand' only.
b. Products should be sold under the same brand internationally
c. 'Single Brand' product retail trading would cover only products which are branded during manufacturing.
d. In respect of proposals involving foreign investment beyond 51%, sourcing of 30% of the value of goods purchased, will be done from India, preferably from MSMEs, village and cottage industries, artisans and craftsmen, in all sectors.
e. A single brand retail trading entity operating through brick and mortar stores, is permitted to undertake retail trading through e-commerce.

8. Pharmaceuticals
Greenfield (100%) - Automatic
Brownfield (100%) - Automatic upto 74%, Government route beyond 74%

a. The production level of National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) drugs and/or consumables and their supply to the domestic market at the time of induction of foreign investment, being maintained over the next five years at an absolute quantitative level.
b. Research and Development (R&D) expenses being maintained in value terms for 5 years at an absolute quantitative level at the time of induction of foreign investment.

Note :Foreign investment up to 100% under the automatic route is permitted for manufacturing of medical devices 


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