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No FDI in defence, ports, coal in Apr-Dec period: Govt

During nine-month period of 2016-17, India attracted a total of $35.84 billion in foreign inflows

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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As many as five sectors including defence, and have failed to attract any foreign direct investments during the April-December period of the current financial year, Parliament was informed on Monday.

The other two segments which were not able to attract the foreign inflows are - photographic raw film & paper and coir, according to the data shared by Commerce and Industry Minister in a written reply to the

Barring industries, the other four sectors had not received any in 2015-16 either.

In 2016, the government relaxed norms in several sectors including India imports 70 per cent of its military hardware from different countries.

As per the current policy, foreign investment beyond 49 per cent has been permitted in the sector through the approval route in cases resulting in access to modern technology in the country or for other reasons.

However, the sectors which have attracted maximum in the April-December period of this financial include services ($7.5 billion), trading ($2 billion), metallurgical industries ($1.25 billion), electrical equipment ($2 billion), telecommunications ($5.54 billion) and computer hardware & software ($1.81 billion).

During the nine-month period of 2016-17, India attracted a total of $35.84 billion in foreign inflows.

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 16:57 IST