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Potential for investment in India
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Potential for investment in India

  • India is one of the few markets in the world which offers high prospects for growth and earning potential in practically all areas of business.
  • Huge investment potential exists in the Media and Entertainment industry, which is all set to more than double its revenues and touch US$ 23.34 billion (Rs. 100,000 crores) by 2011 at the CAGR of 18 per cent.
  • Eight infrastructure sectors, including oil and gas, power, roads, ports, airports, railways, urban infrastructure and telecom, are expected to draw more than US$ 345.28 billion investment in India over the 2007-08 and 2011-12 period.
  • Indian telecom sector has the least risk potential. India has become the second largest wireless network in the world by surpassing USA. With the current pace, where about nine million telephones are being added every month, the target of 500 million connections by 2010 is well within the reach.Thus, India is one of the most sought after telecom manufacturing destinations.
  • The Indian pharmaceutical industry is another promising sector of the Indian economy. India holds fourth position in terms of volume and thirteenth position in terms of value of production in pharmaceuticals. It is estimated that by the year 2010, the Indian pharmaceutical industry has the potential to achieve over Rs. 1,00,000 crore in formulations and bulk drug production.
  • The Steel sector also holds huge investment potential as the Government aims to achieve production level of 110 million tones by 2010-20.
  • Organised retail sector is expected to generate 10 to 15 million jobs over the next 5 years and that the value of the organized retail sector in India by 2010 would be around Rs. 2,00,000 crores or US$ 45 billion.
  • The Indian real estate industry is poised to emerge as one of the most preferred investment destinations for global realty and investment firms. The demand for office space is set to expand significantly in the next few years, which will primarily be driven by the IT and ITeS industry, and would require an additional office space of more than 367 million sq. ft. up to the year 2012-13. The domestic real estate sector may emerge as US$ 50 billion industry by 2010 and prove one of the most attractive sectors for foreign investment.
  • Huge investment potential exists in the upcoming Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) sector. India is likely to capture around 15 per cent of the over US$ 54 billion dollar KPO industry worldwide by 2010.
  • India has the potential to become a manufacturing hub for textiles, automobiles, steel, metals and petroleum products for the world market.
  • Industry and Services have acted as twin engines propelling overall growth of the economy. Among the three sub-sectors of Services, trade, hotels, transport & communication services continued to lead by growing at double-digit rates since 2003-2004. Impressive progress in the railway passenger network and production of commercial vehicles, rapid addition to the existing stock of telephone connections, particularly mobiles, growth in the financial services (banking, insurance and real estate) and the construction boom were some of the driving segments of the Service Sector.
  • Indian bio-technology sector is projected to become a US$ 5 billion industry by 2010. The sector has been attracting major investments, which have been growing at the rate of about 38 per cent for the last three years. India is ranked among the top 12 biotech destinations in the world and is the third biggest in Asia-Pacific in terms of the umber of biotech companies. Availability of talent pool in the country is a big advantage.
  • The Indian food industry, estimated at US$ 200 billion in 2006-07, is expected to reach US$ 300 billion by 2015 with the share of processed food in value terms increasing from 43 per cent to 50 per cent.
  • India has emerged as the fastest growing paper market in the world, registering a growth of 10% in per capita consumption of paper over the last one year.
  • The agro textile market is expected to grow at an average of 10% per annum. The items covered under agro-textiles are fishnets, shade fabrics, mulch mats and woven and non-woven crop covers.
  • India’s broadband usage is set to improve sharply with as many as 27.5 million WiMAX users expected by 2012, according to projections made by industry body, WiMAX Forum. The technology allows subscribers to access high-speed Internet on wireless devices such as mobile handsets and laptops.
  • IT industry body NASSCOM has projected the Indian animation industry to reach US$ 1.16 billion of revenues by 2012. The Indian Animation and Gaming 20087 report outlines shortage of skill-sets, high cost of consoles and lack of sufficient bandwidth along with the limited appeal of Indian animation films as some of the challenges facing the industry.


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