AgricultureAgriculture

The Indian agriculture sector accounts for 18 per cent of India's gross domestic product (GDP) and employs just a little less than 50 per cent of the country's workforce. The Indian agricultural services and the agricultural machinery sectors have cumulatively attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) equity inflows to the tune of US$ 365.79 million in the period April 2000-September 2014. From canned, dairy, processed, frozen food to fisheries, meat, poultry, and food grains, Indian agro industry has plenty of areas to choose for business.

 

At 157.35 million hectares, India holds the second largest agricultural land globally. All the 15 major climates are found in India and the country also possess 45 of the 60 soil types in the world. India is presently the world's largest producer of pulses and the second largest producer of rice and wheat. The country is also the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices and spice products in the world and overall in farm and agriculture outputs, it is ranked second. From canned, dairy, processed, frozen food to fisheries, meat, poultry, and food grains, and the Indian agro industry has plenty of areas to choose for business. India manufactures one-third of tractors in the world; the number of tractors in the country is estimated to reach 16 million by 2030 from 6 million in 2014.

The government's liberal FDI policies have opened the doors for several foreign companies to set up operations in India. The 12th Five-Year Plan's estimates of expanding the storage capacity to 35 MT and the target of achieving an overall growth of four per cent will help in improving the growth of the agriculture sector. Dairy Vision 2025 has been planned to take stock of the current situation across the dairy value chain and evolve strategies for increasing productivity and profitability of farmers. Huge opportunities exist in introducing contract farming to agriculture as well as increasing cold storage capacity from the present level of 24 MT.

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Automobile & Auto Component Automobile & Auto Component

The automobile industry is one of India’s most vibrant and growing industries. The automobile industry in India is expected to be the world's third largest by 2016, with the country currently the world's second largest two-wheeler manufacturer. Strong growth in demand due to rising income, growing middle class, and a young population is likely to propel India among the world's top five auto manufacturers by 2015. The government aims to develop India as a global manufacturing as well as a research and development (R&D) hub. The cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the Indian automobile industry during the period April 2000 – August 2014 was recorded at US$ 10.1 billion, as per data published by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India.

This industry accounts for 22 per cent of the country's manufacturing gross domestic product (GDP). The auto sector is one of the biggest job creators, both directly and indirectly. India's domestic market and its growth potential have been a big attraction for many global automakers. India is presently the world's third largest exporter of two-wheelers after China and Japan. Currently, India is ranked 22 among global component exporting countries. China is at the third spot on the list led by Germany and the US. According to the reports, India will jump to 9th spot in exports by 2020. The Government of India encourages foreign investment in the automobile sector and allows 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route. Favourable government policies such as Auto Policy 2002, Automotive Mission Plan 2006-2016, National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Projects (NATRiPs) as well as concessions provided on excise duties in the Union Budget 2014-15, have helped the Indian auto components industry achieve considerable growth.

The Indian auto components industry is one of the fastest growing industries and is riding on the success of the automobile sector. Reports forecasts automotive component to be a US$ 100 billion industry by 2020, compared with about US$ 35.1 billion today, the auto components sector recently has been observing robust growth, and turnover is anticipated to reach US$ 115 billion by FY21 from US$ 40.6 billion in FY13. India is all set to become a global outsourcing hub with several foreign players such as Honda, Ford, etc., planning to invest in the country.

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Healthcare & Life SciencesPharmaceuticals

India is expected to rank amongst the top three pharmaceutical markets in terms of incremental growth by 2020. India is the 6thlargest market globally in terms of size. India’s generic drugs account for 20% of global exports in terms of volume, making the country the largest provider of generic medicines globally. India’s cost of production is significantly lower than that of the USA and almost half of that of Europe. The Contract Research and Manufacturing Services industry (CRAMS) – estimated at USD 8 Billion in 2015, up from USD 3.8 Billion in 2012. The market has more than 1000 players. The formulations industry – India is the largest exporterof formulationswith 14% market share andranks 12thin the world in terms of export value. Double-digit growth is expected over the next five years.

The country’s pharmaceuticals industry accounts for about 2.4% of the global Pharma industry by value and 10% by volume. Industry revenues are expected to expand at a CAGR of 12.1% during 2012-20 and reach USD 45 Billion. The healthcare sector in India is expected to grow to USD 250 Billion by 2020 from USD 65 Billion currently. The generics market is expected to grow to USD 26.1 Billion by 2016 from USD 11.3 Billion in 2011. Between 2011 and 2016, patent drugs worth USD 255 Billion are estimated to go off-patent leading to a huge surge in generic product and tremendous opportunities for companies. Pharma companies have increased spending to tap rural markets and develop better infrastructure. The market share of hospitals is expected to increase from 13.1% in 2009 to 26% in 2020. Over USD 200 Billion is to be spent on medical infrastructure in the next decade.

100% FDI is allowed under the automatic route for Greenfield projects. For brownfield project investments, up to 100% FDI is permitted under the government route.

Biotechnology

India is amongst the top 12 biotech destinations in the world and ranks third in the Asia-Pacific region. India has the 2nd highest number of USFDA–approved plants, after the USA. India adopted the product patent regime in 2005. India is the largest producer of recombinant Hepatitis B vaccine. India has the potential to become a major producer of transgenic rice and several genetically modified (GM) or engineered vegetables.

The Indian biotech industry grew by 15.1% in 2012–13, increasing the market’s revenues from USD 3.31 Billion in 2011-12 to USD 3.81 Billion in 2012–13.The market size of the sector is expected to rise up to USD 11.6 Billion by 2017 due to a range of factors such as growing demand for healthcare services, intensive R&D activities and strong government initiatives. The Indian biotechnology sector is divided into five major segments — Bio-Pharma, bio-services, bio-agri, bio-industrial and bio-informatics.

The bio-pharmaceutical sector accounts for the largest share of the biotech industry with a share of 64% in total revenues in 2013, followed by bio-services (18%), bio-agri (14%), bio-industrial (3%) and bio-informatics (1%).Revenue from Bio-Pharma exports reached USD 2.2 Billion in 2013, accounting for 51% of total revenues of the biotech industry.

Wellness

India has an unmatched heritage represented by its ancient systems of medicine which are a treasure house of knowledge for both preventive and curative healthcare. The demand for Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and herbal products is surging in India and abroad. India is the 2nd largest exporter of AYUSH and herbal products. The country has developed vast AYUSH infrastructure comprising of 686,319 registered practitioners, 26,107 dispensaries and 3167 hospitals in public sector, 501 undergraduate colleges with annual intake of 28,018 students, 151 centres for post graduate education with annual admission of 3504 scholars and 8896 licensed drug manufacturing units. The sector is growing at 20% from year to year and is projected to amount to INR 162 Billion in 2014. Several yoga centres/studios have been established across the globe during the last 4-5 decades. The biggest markets for Indian herbal products are Western Europe, Russia, USA, Kazakhstan, UAE, Nepal, Ukraine, Japan, Philippines, Kenya etc. India has 6600 medicinal plants found in the Himalayan region, around its coastline, deserts and rainforest eco-system. More than 32 Million people are practicing yoga in the USA alone. The demand for yoga across the world is growing exponentially.

India’s wellness market is estimated at INR 490 Billion, and wellness services alone comprise 40% of the market. The AYUSH sector has an annual turnover of around INR 120 Billion. The sector is dominated by micro, small and medium enterprises, accounting for more than 80% of the enterprises, located in identifiable geographical clusters. The products market is worth about INR 40 Billion with over-the-counter products such as digestives, health food and pain balms, constituting almost 75% the segment. India has 9,000 units engaged in the manufacture of AYUSH drugs. AYUSH exports in 2013-14 amount to INR 22.7 Billion. Of the exports, raw medicinal herbs account for INR 11 Billion, medicaments for INR 9.7 Billion, medicinal extracts for INR 1.9 Billion.100% FDI is permitted in the AYUSH sector.

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Education & Traning Education & Training

India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. India targets creation of 500 million skilled workers in 2022. The need to train fresh graduates in new skills and ensure that they remain employable is important since the US$ 118 billion Indian information technology (IT) industry added about 180,000 new employees in 2013-2014, 70 per cent of which were fresh hires, according to Nasscom. The total amount of foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 1,071.5 million from April 2000 to January 2015. Various government initiatives are being adopted to boost the growth of distance education market, besides focussing on new education techniques, such as E-learning and M-learning. "Hiring quality talent will be a focal point, and the use of non-traditional methods for recruitment like mobile technology will be one trend to look out for in 2015".

The plans involve integrating skill enhancement and entrepreneurship in the syllabi at the school level, setting up of 2,500 multi- skilling institutions in the public-private partnership (PPP) mode. India will have to skill 120 million people in non-farm sectors, with the highest requirement of skilled labour to come from the construction sector (31 million) followed by retail (17 million) and logistics (12 million), according to estimates between 2013 and 2022. A National policy on skill development and entrepreneurship will be finalised by March 31, 2015.

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Engineering & InfrastructureEngineering

India recently became a permanent member of the Washington Accord (WA) on June 13, 2014. The country now joins an exclusive group of 17 countries who are permanent signatories of the WA, an elite international agreement on engineering studies and mobility of engineers. India exports its engineering goods mostly to the US and Europe, which accounts for over 60 per cent of the total exports.

Driven by strong demand for engineering goods, exports from India registered a double digit growth at 10.22 per cent to touch US$ 26.4 billion in June 2014 from US$ 24.02 billion in the corresponding month last year. Engineering exports from India are expected to cross US$ 70 billion in FY 15 registering a growth of 15 per cent over the previous fiscal, as demand in key markets such as the US and the UAE is on the rise. The engineering sector is a growing market. Current spending on engineering services is projected to increase to US$ 1.1 trillion by 2020. With development in associated sectors such as automotive, industrial goods and infrastructure, coupled with a well-developed technical human resources pool, engineering exports are expected to touch US$ 120 billion by 2015.

The foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into India's miscellaneous mechanical and engineering industries during April 2000 to January 2015 stood at around US$ 3,948.17 million, as per data released by the Department of Industries Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

Infrastructure

India has an extensive road network of 4.86 Million kms which is the 2ndlargest in the world. More than 60% of freight and 90% of passenger traffic in the country is handled by road. The private sector has emerged as a key player in the development of road infrastructure.

The length of National Highways is expected to grow from 92,850 kms in 2013-14 to 100,000 kms by the end of 2017. During the next five years, investments through Public Private Partnerships are expected to be in the region of USD 31 Billion for national highways. 100% FDI is allowed under the automatic route in the road and highways sector, subject to applicable laws and regulation.

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IT & ITES It & Bpm

India is the world's largest sourcing destination for the information technology (IT) industry, accounting for approximately 52 per cent of the US$ 124-130 billion market. The industry employs about 10 million Indians and continues to contribute significantly to the social and economic transformation in the country.

The IT industry has not only transformed India's image on the global platform, but has also fuelled economic growth by energizing the higher education sector especially in engineering and computer science. India's cost competitiveness in providing IT services, which is approximately 3-4 times cheaper than the US, continues to be its unique selling proposition (USP) in the global sourcing market. The Indian IT and ITES industry is divided into four major segments – IT services, business process management (BPM), software products and engineering services, and hardware. The IT-BPM sector in India grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 per cent over 2000-2013, which is 3-4 times higher than the global IT-BPM spend, and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 9.5 per cent to US$ 300 billion by 2020.

India has emerged as the fastest growing market for Dell globally and the third largest market in terms of revenue after the US and China.India continues to be the topmost offshoring destination for IT companies followed by China and Malaysia in second and third position, respectively. Emerging technologies present an entire new gamut of opportunities for IT firms in India. Social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) collectively provide a US$ 1 trillion opportunity. Cloud represents the largest opportunity under SMAC, increasing at a CAGR of approximately 30 per cent to around US$ 650-700 billion by 2020. Social media is the second most lucrative segment for IT firms, offering a US$ 250 billion market opportunity by 2020.

The US$ 12 billion plus rising Indian e-commerce business market is witnessing a rush of hiring and may need 100,000 people over the next six months, as per industry experts. The industry offers a slew of opportunities and scope for innovation thereby attracting the young mind to push their limits.

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Energy & RenewableRenewable Energy

India has the 5th largest power generation portfolio worldwide with a power generation capacity of 245 GW. Economic growth, increasing prosperity, a growing rate of urbanization and rising per capita energy consumption has widened access to energy in the country. Current renewable energy contribution stands at 31.70 GW of the total installed capacity of 245 GW in the country as on 31.03.2014. Wind energy is the largest renewable energy source in India. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission aims to generate 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022, creating a positive environment among investors keen to tap into India’s potential. The country offers unlimited growth potential for the solar photovoltaic industry. India is the 4th largest importer of oil and the 6th largest importer of petroleum products and LNG globally. The increased use of indigenous renewable resources is expected to reduce India’s dependence on expensive imported fossil fuels. Renewable energy is becoming increasingly cost-competitive compared to fossil fuel-based generation.

Wind energy accounts for nearly 70% (21.1 GW) of installed capacity, thereby making India the world’s 5th largest wind energy producer. The Government of India has set a capacity addition target of 30 GW, which will take the total renewable capacity to almost 55GW by the end of 2017. This includes 15 GW from wind power, 10 GW from solar power, 2.9 GW from biomass power and 2.1 GW from small hydro power.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100% is permitted under the automatic route for renewable energy generation and distribution projects subject to provisions of The Electricity Act, 2003.

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Consumer & RetailTextile & Garments:

India has the 2nd largest manufacturing capacity globally. The Indian textile industry accounts for about 24% of the world’s spindle capacity and 8% of global rotor capacity. India has the highest loom capacity (including hand looms) with 63% of the world’s market share. India accounts for about 14% of the world’s production of textile fibre and yarn and is the largest producer of jute and the second largest producer of silk and cotton. A strong production base of a wide range of fibre/yarn from natural fibres like cotton/jute, silk and wool to synthetic/man-made fibres like polyester, viscose, nylon and acrylic. Increased penetration of organised retail, favourable demographics and rising income levels to drive textile demand. India enjoys a comparative advantage in terms of skilled manpower and cost of production over major textile producers. Abundant raw material and increasing demand for exports to boost fibre production. Abundant availability of raw materials such as cotton, wool, silk and jute.

The sector contributes 14% to industrial production, 4% to India’s GDP and constitutes 13% of the country’s export earnings. With over 45 Million people, employed directly, the industry is one of the largest sources of employment generation in the country. The domestic textile and apparel industry in India is estimated to reach USD 100 Billion by 2016-17 from USD 67 Billion in 2013-14. Exports in textiles and apparel from India are expected to increase to USD 65 Billion by 2016-17 from USD 40 Billion in 2013-14. The total fabric production in India is expected to grow to 112 Billion square metres by 2016-17 from 64 Billion square metres in 2013-14. India’s fibre production in 2013-14 is 7 Million Tonnes and is expected to reach 10 Million Tonnesin 2016-17. 100% FDI is allowed under the automatic route in the textile sector; investment is subject to all applicable regulations and laws.

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Media & EntertainmentMedia & Entertainment

India is the world’s 3rd largest TV market, after China and the USA, with 161 Million TV households. India has 161 Million television households, 94,067 newspapers, close to 2000 multiplexes and 214 Million internet users, of which 130 Million are mobile internet users. By 2018, digital advertising is projected to have the highest CAGR of 27.7%, while all other sub-sectors are expected to grow at a CAGR between 9% and 18%. Total market size of the Indian entertainment industry stood at INR 918 Billion in 2013, growing by 11.8% over 2012.

 

India has a large broadcasting and distribution sector, comprising approximately 796 satellite TV channels, 6000 multi-system operators, around 60,000 local cable operators, 7 DTH operators and 4 IPTV service providers. Television and AGV (animation, gaming and VFX) segments are expected to lead industry growth, with opportunities in digital technologies as well. TV penetration in India is about 65% and is expected to reach 72% by 2017, the digitisation of cable TV in India, set for four phases, will be completed by the end of 2014, direct-to -home (DTH) subscriptions are growing rapidly, driven by content innovation and product offerings. Rising incomes and evolving lifestyles, leading to higher demand for aspirational products and services.

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Industrial & Manufacturing Industrial & Manufacturing

The construction industry in India has seen sustained demand from the industrial and real estate sector.An investment of USD 1,000 Billion has been projected for the infrastructure sector until 2017, 40% of which is to be funded by the private sector. 45% of infrastructure investment will be funnelled into construction activity and 20% set to modernise the construction industry.

The Indian government has undertaken a number of measures to ease access to funding for the sector. Construction activities contribute more than 10% of India’s GDP. An estimated USD 650 Billion will be required for urban infrastructure over the next 20 years. Housing for seniors has seen increased interest levels from corporates, the hospitality and healthcare industries over the last few years. This industry is the 2nd largest employer and contributor to economic activity, after agriculture sector. 50% of the demand for construction activity in India comes from the infrastructure sector; the rest comes from industrial activities, residential and commercial development etc.

The Indian construction industry is valued at over USD 126 Billion. Indian cities contribute significantly to India’s GDP. As per a mid-term appraisal in 2012, the urban share of the GDP was 62% – 63% in 2009-10. This was further projected to increase to 70% – 75% in 2030.As per industry estimates, the Indian real estate market is estimated to grow to approximately USD 140 Billion by 2017.

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Food ProcessingFood Processing

Liberalization and the growth of organized retail have made the Indian market more attractive for global players. With a large agricultural sector, abundant livestock and cost competitiveness, India is fast emerging as a sourcing hub of processed food.

India ranks fifth in the world in terms of exports, production and consumption. Major parts of the food processing sector are milled grain, sugar, edible oils, beverages and dairy products. The contribution of the food processing industry to the gross domestic product at 2004-05 prices in 2012-13 amounts to INR 845.22 Billion. India’s food processing industry has grown annually at 8.4% for the last 5 years, up to 2012-13. Food is the biggest expense for an urban Indian household. An average household in India spent INR 41,856 on food.

India ranks second in the world in the production of sugarcane, rice, potatoes, wheat, garlic, groundnut (with shells), dry onion, green pea, pumpkin, gourds, cauliflower, tea, tomatoes, lentils, wheat and cow milk. India has a rich agriculture resource base – India is ranked No. 1 in the world in the production of bananas, mangoes, papayas, chickpea, ginger, okra, whole buffalo, goat milk and buffalo meat. A total of 127 agro-climatic zones have been identified in India. 42 mega food parks are being set up in public-private partnership at an investment of INR 98 Billion rupees. Attractive fiscal incentives have been instated by central and state governments and these include capital subsidies, tax rebates, depreciation benefits, as well as reduced custom and excise duties for processed food and machinery. 121 cold chain projects are being set up to develop supply chain infrastructure.

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Travel & TourismTravel & Tourism

Tourism in India is the 3rd largest foreign exchange earner for the country. India ranks 42nd in the United Nations World Tourism Organization rankings for foreign tourist arrivals. India is the 16thmost visited country in the world, with a share of 1.56% in the world’s tourism receipts. India offers geographical diversity, attractive beaches, 30 World Heritage Sites and 25 bio-geographic zones. India has a diverse portfolio of niche tourism products – cruises, adventure, medical, wellness, sports, MICE, eco-tourism, film, rural and religious tourism. Domestic tourism contributes to three-fourths of the tourism economy. The UNWTO has forecast that the travel and tourism industry in India will grow by 8% per annum between 2008 and 2016. Foreign exchange earnings from tourism are likely to show annualized growth of 14% during the same period.

Travel and tourism contributed INR 2,178.1 Billion to the country’s GDP in 2013. This is expected to rise by 7.5% to INR 2,341.45 Billion in 2014. The number of domestic tourist visits in India during 2012 was 1,036.3 Million as compared to 864.53 Million in 2011, recording a growth rate of 19.9%. Tourism is a big employment generator – every USD 1 Million invested in tourism creates 78 jobs. Tourism is the third-largest foreign exchange earner after gems, jewellery and readymade garments.

100% FDI is allowed under the automatic route in tourism and hospitality, subject to applicable regulations and laws. 100% FDI allowed in tourism construction projects, including the development of hotels, resorts and recreational facilities.

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Consumer & RetailResearch & Development

The research ecosystem in India presents a significant opportunity for multinational corporations across the globe on the back of its highly talented engineers at competitive costs. The setting up of an R &D base by an increasing number of MNCs is a testimony to this fact. These R&D establishments either serve the local market or help the parent company deliver new generation of products faster to the global market.

India’s R&D globalisation and services market is set to double by 2020 to US$ 38 billion. The overall R&D globalisation and services opportunity at US$ 170 billion as of 2014. Currently only US$ 55 billion of this opportunity is addressed globally. India’s share of the addressed market is 33 per cent with in-house R&D centres contributing US$ 11.3 billion worth of services to their parent companies. The global outsourced Engineering services market currently stands at US$ 26 billion with players from US, Europe and India having an almost equal share. As of 2014, the Indian service providers deliver US$ 6.9 billion worth of services which is 27 per cent of the addressed outsourced services market. The study estimates that by 2020 the Indian outsourced ER&D services market will reach US$ 15 billion.

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Financial ServicesFinancial Services

The financial sector in India is predominantly a banking sector with commercial banks accounting for more than 60 per cent of the total assets held by the financial system. India is today one of the most vibrant global economies, on the back of robust banking and insurance sectors. The country is projected to become the fifth largest banking sector globally by 2020.

The size of banking assets in India reached US$ 1.8 trillion in FY13 and is expected to touch US$ 28.5 trillion by FY25. Information technology (IT) services, the largest spending segment of India's insurance industry at Rs 4,000 crore (US$ 649.31 million) in 2014, is projected to continue strong growth at 16 per cent. The total market size of the insurance sector in India was US$ 66.4 billion in FY13 and is expected to breach the US$ 350–400 billion mark by 2020. Investment corpus in India's pension sector could cross US$ 1 trillion by 2025, following the passage of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act 2013, according to a joint report by CII–EY on Pensions Business in India. India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves touched US$ 320.56 billion on July 25, 2014, which was just US$ 23 million less than the all-time high of US$ 320.79 billion achieved on September 2, 2011.

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