Invest India Programme

Invest India Programme

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Invest India Programme

Invest India programme was developed by the Department for the Ministry of Commerce and Industries and the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. Invest India focuses on targeting investors on sector-specific, and development of investments through new partnerships in India. Further to sustainable investments, Invest India also partners with multilateral organizations and substantial investment promotion agencies. Also, this programme actively works on building global practices in targeting, promotion and facilitation in several Indian states.

About the Programme

  • The ‘Invest India’ is one of India’s official agency that is dedicated to investment facilitation and promotion.
  • Improving FDI growth through the FDI policy liberalization by improvements in the easiness of doing business that has resulted in the unprecedented growth of the total FDI inflows.
  • The Invest India programme is a not for profit entity. It provides sector and specific state inputs and other supports to investors throughout the entire investment cycle. Moreover, all the efforts like providing assistance and facilitation support that are made by the ‘Invest India’ programme under the ‘Make in India’ programme.
  • Department for Internal Trade and Promotion of Industry conducts a regular review of the performance of Invest India Programme.
  • The Invest India programme is the official Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of Central Government, that has to facilitate investments in the country.

Services Offered

  1. Business Planning & Advisory
    • Policy and incentives advisory
    • Market entry strategy
    • Expansion advisory
  1. Strategy & Implementation 
    • Market entry strategy
    • JV and strategic partner search
    • License and compliance advisory
  1. Long-Term Partnership
    • Expansion advisory
    • Policy impact analysis
    • Facilitation

Projects being Handled by the Programme

The projects being handled by Invest in India are:

  1. Proactive Investor Targeting
  2. Handholding support
  3. Bilateral CEO Forums
  4. Country – Sector Outreach
  5. Strategic Investment Research Unit
  6. Working with State Investment Promotion Agencies
  7. Start-ups
  8. Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi)
  9. India Investment Grid (IIG)

Investment Opportunities

In the States of India

  • Delhi, Lakshadweep Islands, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Tripura.

In Different Sectors

  • Defence Manufacturing, Electronic Systems, Food Processing, Gems & Jewellery, Biotechnology, Capital Goods, Chemicals, Construction, Healthcare, IT & BPM, Telecom, Textiles & Garments, Thermal Power, Tourism & Hospitality, Leather, Media, Medical Devices, Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas, Auto Components, Automobiles, Aviation, Pharmaceuticals, Ports & Shipping, Railways, Renewable Energy, Retail & E-commerce and Roads & Highways.

Nature of Subsidy or Financial Assistance

FDI Entry Routes Into India

The Investment climate in India has considerably improved since the opening up of the economy in 1991. This is largely attributed to the ease in FDI norms across the various sectors of the economy. India is now a part of top 100 clubs on Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).


  • 100% FDI Permitted through Automatic Route


  • Up to 100% FDI Permitted through Government Route


  • Upto 100% FDI Permitted through Government + Automatic Route

Automatic Route

Indian company or the non-resident investor does not require any approval from the central Government of India for the investment.

Government Route

Prior to any investment, approval from the Government of India is mandatory. The respective Administrative Ministry or Department consider proposals for foreign investment that are under Government route.

The Programme Also Assists With Other Such Services Including:

  • Ideal location identification.
  • Assisting in the process of getting expediting regulatory approvals facilitating meetings with relevant government and corporate officials.
  • Facilitating and providing aftercare services.


  • The Invest India has a domain and functional experts who provide information with regard to the different sectors and state-specific inputs, and also support investors throughout the entire investment cycle.
  • ‘Invest India’ is becoming a valuable point of contact between various international companies investing in India and the various departments and state bodies across the country.

How to Apply for the Scheme?

Those who are interested in applying for the scheme can use this link “”. Fill the “Contact Us” application form so that their representatives can contact the applicant in order to guide them through the various steps needed to apply for the programme.

The following are the details the applicant will need to fill:

  • SALUTATION (Select the appropriate salutation from the given options)
  • COUNTRY (Select the country you reside in from the given options)
  • STATE (Select the state you reside in from the given options)
  • SECTOR (Select the sector of the programme in which you are interested in from the given options)
  • SUBSECTOR (Enter the sub-sector of the programme in which you are interested in from the given options)
  • I AM A_____ (person/firm interested in which aspect/sector of the programme)
  • SUBJECT (mention the reason you are contacting the website representatives here in brief)
  • MESSAGE (mention the reason you are contacting the website representatives here in detail)
  • IMAGE VERIFICATION (enter the unique security code given the format of an image for verification)
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