NEW DELHI: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into India increased by 60 per cent to USD 4.44 billion in April as against USD 2.77 billion in the same month last year, government data showed on Wednesday.
Total FDI, including equity, re-invested earnings and capital, rose 38 per cent to USD 6.24 billion in April this year, as against USD 4.53 billion in April 2020, as per the data.
“During April, 2021 FDI equity inflows amounting to USD 4.44 billion were reported in the country which is an increase of 60 per cent over the FDI equity inflow of April, 2020 (USD 2.77 billion),” the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement.
Measures taken by the government on the fronts of foreign direct investment (FDI) policy reforms, investment facilitation and ease of doing business have resulted in increased FDI inflows into the country, it added.
Foreign inflows in March had dipped to USD 2.87 billion from USD 4.27 billion in March 2020. In February too, FDI declined to USD 2.58 billion from USD 3.36 billion in the same month last year.
During April 2021, Mauritius was the top investing country with 24 per cent of the FDI equity inflows, followed by Singapore (21 per cent) and Japan (11 per cent), it said.
Computer software and hardware emerged as the top sector during the month with around 24 per cent share of the total FDI equity inflows. It was followed by services, and education sectors.
Karnataka was the top recipient state during April with 31 per cent share, followed by Maharashtra and Delhi.
Source: Press Trust of India