Despite the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, India managed to attract over $70 Billion worth of foreign direct investment between April 2020 and January 2021. During this period, an inflow of $72.12 Billion was rerecorded in terms of FDI, around 15 per cent higher from the amount received during the corresponding time in previous financial year. The country received a sum of $62.72 Billion between April 2019 to January 2020. 3 Top Investment Schemes in India to put your money at!
The Foreign Direct Investment's equity inflow also increased during the same duration as compared to the corresponding period in financial year 2019-2020. "The trends show that the FDI equity inflow grew by 28 per cent in the first ten months of F.Y. 2020-21 ($54.18 Billion) compared to the year ago period ($42.34 Billion)," said the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. "These trends in India's Foreign Direct Investment are an endorsement of its status as a preferred investment destination amongst global investors," it added.
Out of the total FDI inflow, Singapore accounts to over 30 per cent."In terms of top investor countries, 'Singapore' is at the apex with 30.28 per cent of the total FDI equity inflow followed by USA (24.28 per cent) and UAE (7.31 per cent) for the first ten months of the current financial year 2020-21," said the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Japan is also one of the leading FDI investors in India.Yes Bank Targets Startup Sector, Ties Up With GVFL To Support the Growth of Indian Startup Ecosystem.
As per the data, the consultancy service sector attracted the maximum foreign direct investment of around 21.80 per cent of the total. In the second spot Computer Software and Hardware services received 15.96 per cent, followed by service sector with 13.64 per cent. "The Computer Software & Hardware has emerged as the top sector during the first ten months of F.Y. 2020-21 with 45.81 per cent of the total FDI equity inflow followed by 'Construction (Infrastructure) Activities' (13.37 per cent) and 'Services Sector' (7.80 per cent) respectively," it said.