Union Territories of India
Delhi: computer software, IT enabled services, electronics and high
tech industries and small-scale industry.
Andaman and Nicobar: Tourism, I.T., Handicrafts, High value added Agro Products, Fisheries, Coir, Hydro Carbon Energy, Shipping Sectors including Transhipment ports and Service Industry.
Puducherry: information technology and software development, electronics, agro processing, textiles, leather products, light engineering and tourism.
Vast investment potential exists in sectors such as biotechnology,
retail, real estate, roads and highways, power, telecommunications,
civil aviation, special economic zones, healthcare among others.
These investments are encouraged by the facts that India
has a large pool of skilled and competitive manpower, huge
research and development base, Government support and conducive
policies, growth in the Indian domestic market owing to higher
disposable incomes, abundant natural resources required to
set up industries, etc.
Overseas investors are looking at India as an attractive investment destination owing to the prospects of high returns. A number of Corporates and Multi National Companies from all over the world have established business in India and have expanded over the years.
India has witnessed a number of success stories - both Indian and multinational firms have registered higher profits, increased turnover and higher sales over the years. This has induced them to reinvest profits and inject fresh capital into their processes in order to reap the benefits of the India growth story.
Investments have been made by Corporate across the board and almost all the sectors have seen inflow of funds. Global players such as Daimler Chrysler, General Motors, Ford, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony, Amway, Tupperware, Pepsico, McDonald's, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Aviva, Nortel, Nokia among others have benefited from their operations in India and have made expansion plans for the country. The companies plan to expand by way of product diversification, setting up manufacturing base in India, increasing the existing production capacity, establishing research centres in India, etc.
The reform process initiated during the late eighties and early nineties have begun to show their impact and India is taking huge strides in the course of growth and development. However, recognizing that there is no room for complacency, Indian policy makers are moving ahead with due caution and at the same time integrating India with the global economy.