new Delhi. Foreign direct investment – FDI of more than $ 30 billion has come in the first half till September in the current financial year, an increase of 15 percent from the same period last year. This figure has been released by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Government released data
According to the data released by the ministry, the total FDI in the first half of FY 2020 – 21 has been recorded at 30 billion 40 million dollars. During this period, FDI has seen an increase of 15 per cent in dollar terms and 23 per cent in rupee terms. According to statistics, the highest FDI in August was more than $ 17 billion. The total FDI in the second quarter from July to September has been more than $ 28 billion.
Highest investment from these countries
If we talk about the countries that invested the most, then Singapore is the first name in it, from where investment of $ 8.3 billion has been received. After this, investment of US $ 7.12 billion has come. A $ 2.1 billion investment has come from the Cayman Islands. At the same time, Mauritius has invested two billion dollars. The Netherlands has invested $ 1.5 billion. The UK has invested $ 1.35 billion. France has received $ 1.13 billion and Japan has invested $ 65.3 million.
These areas and states get FDI
Talking about the data, among the sectors that attracted the maximum FDI from April to September 2020-21, computer software and hardware are at the forefront with $ 17.55 billion. Then there is the service sector, during this period, investment of $ 2.25 billion has come in this sector. Trading has received $ 94.9 million, $ 43.7 million in chemicals and $ 41.7 million in automobile sector. While countries like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana, Jharkhand, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have attracted the most.