India on Monday further liberalised its foreign direct investment norms. A snapshot of existing and new provisions:
Earlier: FDI under automatic route for 100 per cent in greenfield and 74 per cent in brownfield airport projects.
Now: FDI of 100 per cent in brownfield airport projects also allowed under automatic route.
Earlier: FDI of 49 per cent under automatic route and above this through government approval on case-by-case basis when it is likely to result in access to modern and “state-of-the-art” technology.
Now: FDI beyond 49 per cent permitted through government approval route. The condition of access to “state-of-the-art” technology in the country has been done away with. Policy also applicable to small arms and ammunitions.
*Single Brand Retail Trading
Earlier: FDI of up to 100 per cent allowed with local sourcing condition of 30 per cent.
Now: Local sourcing norms relaxed up to three years, and general sourcing regime for another five years, for entities trading in products with “state-of-art” and “cutting edge” technologies.
Earlier: FDI of 100 percent under automatic route only for manufacturing and processing.
Now: FDI of 100 per cent under government approval route for trading of food products manufactured or produced in India, including through e-commerce.
Earlier: 100 per cent FDI under automatic route in greenfield pharma projects and up to 100 per cent under government approval in brownfield projects.
Now: Brownfield projects, too, under automatic route for up to 74 per cent.
Earlier: 49 per cent FDI under government approval route.
Now: FDI up to 49 per cent under automatic route, and FDI beyond 49 per cent and up to 74 per cent via government approval route.
Earlier: FDI of 100 per cent under automatic route under “controlled” conditions.
Now: The “controlled condition” norms done away with.
*Broadcasting Carriage Services
Earlier: FDI for direct-to-home, mobile TV, head-end in the sky and cable networks of up to 49 per cent under automatic route and up to 74 per cent under government route.
Now: 100 percent FDI under automatic route. (IANS)