Sectors under Automatic Route for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)
 

S.No.

 

Sector/Activity

Permissible Investment
 1. Agriculture 100%
 2.  Plantation Sector 100%
 3.  Mining and Exploration of metal and non-metal ores 100%
 4. Mining – Coal & Lignite 100%
 5. Manufacturing  100%
 6. Broadcasting Carriage Services ( Teleports, DTH, Cable Networks, Mobile TV, HITS) 100%
 7. Broadcasting Content Service – Up-linking of Non-‘News & Current Affairs’ TV Channels/ Down-linking of TV Channels 100%
 8.  Airports – Greenfield 100%
  9.  Airports – Brownfield 100%
 10.  Air Transport Service – Non- Scheduled 100%
 11. Air Transport Service – Helicopter Services/ Seaplane Services 100%
 12. Other services under Civil Aviation Sector – Ground Handling Services 100%
 13. Other services under Civil Aviation Sector – Maintenance and Repair organizations; flying training institutes; and technical training institutions  100%
 14. Construction Development 100%
 15. Industrial Parks -new and existing 100%
 16. Trading – Wholesale 100%
 17.  Trading –E-commerce activities 100%
 18.  Trading – SBRT  100%
 19.  Duty Free Shops 100%
 20.  Railway Infrastructure* 100%
 21. Asset Reconstruction Companies 100%
 22. Credit Information Companies 100%
 23.  White Label ATM Operations 100%
 24.  Other Financial Services  100%
 25.  Pharmaceuticals – Greenfield  100%
 26. Petroleum & Natural Gas – Exploration activities of oil and natural gas fields  100%
 27.  Petroleum refining by PSUs  49%
 28.  Infrastructure Company in the Securities Market  49%
 29.  Insurance  49%
 30.  Pension  49%
 31.  Power Exchanges  49%

 

 

* Proposals involving FDI beyond 49% in sensitive areas from security point of view, to be brought by the Ministry of Railways before the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for consideration on a case to case basis.