• 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Bengaluru
  • 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Bengaluru
  • A Coffee Table publication titled, "20 Mission Drive Social Impact Innovations" produced by Economic Diplomacy Division was released by the Hon'ble Prime Minister
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi felicitating the 20 innovators selected through the MEA-NITI Aayog National Social Innovation Contest.
  • Global Technology Summit 2016 Click here for details
  • Global Technology Summit 2016 Click here for details
  • Ministry of External Affairs organises India-Latin Americas and the Caribbean (LAC) Conclave in Guadalajara, Mexico to enhance economic cooperation between India and LAC countries.
  • Ministry of External Affairs organises India-Latin Americas and the Caribbean (LAC) Conclave in Guadalajara, Mexico to enhance economic cooperation between India and LAC countries.
  • Global Technology Summit 2016 Click here for details
  • National Contest on Social Innovation, Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017
  • The Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance was opened for signing on 15 November 2016. On the first day of its opening 16 countries have signed the framework agreement. More countries are expected to sign the framework agreement in the coming days.
  • MEA - ED and BM Divisions along with Cll organized the India- Myanmar Business Roundtable on 19 October 2016 in New Delhi
  • ED Division continues MEAs engagement with Africa by sponsoring the India Africa Health Sciences Meet in New Delhi
  • 18 member multi-sector delegation from Nanjing, China interacting with Shri Nagaraj Naidu, Director & HOD, ED on 16 August 2016
  • Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs chaired Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas Panel-6 on "Edu, S&T & Innovation" on 30 July 2016. The Panel discussed tech solutions for societal problems, edu for tomorrow and Start Ups.
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister inaugurated investment guides for Indian investors who wants to do business with Kenya and Mozambique during his recent tri-nation visit to Africa. The publication was brought by ED Division with support from Indian Missions in Kenya and Mozambique.
  • Indian dignitaries at the inauguration of India pavilion at INNOPROM exhibition in Yekaterinburg Russia
  • ED Division facilitated visit of a Chinese delegation led by Mr Wang Hao, Mayor of Chaoyang district of Beijing Municipality and arranged meetings with officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon and FICCI on 21 June 2016. (Press Release)
  • ED Division facilitates meeting of CEO of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Mr Gordon Fyfe and Team with Hon'ble Transport Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari and CEO NITI Aayog Shri Amitabh Kant on 16 June 2016
  • ED Division facilitates meeting of CEO of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Mr Gordon Fyfe and Team with Hon'ble Minister of Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley and CEO NITI Aayog Shri Amitabh Kant on 16 June 2016
  • Inter-Ministerial Meeting on Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Sector in Africa
  • BRICS India 2016
  • Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing & Industry briefing representatives of foreign Embassies on opportunities in food processing sector in India in a meeting facilitated by ED Division on 17 March 2016 at Panchsheel Bhawan, New Delhi.
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Advantage India

States of India

A small brief of the investment opportunities available in some of the Indian states is given here:

Andhra Pradesh: Biotechnology, Tourism, Food & Agro Based Industries, Information Technology.

Arunachal Pradesh: Art & Craft Industries, Tourism & Educational Services.

Assam: IT Sector, Tourism, Agro- Horti & Food Processing Sector, Bamboo Industries & Bio Technology Sector.

Bihar: Agro Based Industries, Sericulture, Chemical Industry, Tourism, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, etc.

Chhattisgarh: Processing of Medicinal, Aromatic & Dye Plants, Automobile, Auto Components, Spares & Cycle Industries, Manufacturing of Plant, Machinery & Engineering Spares, Pharmaceuticals, etc.

Goa: Pharmaceuticals, Drugs & Biotech Industries, Food Processing & Agro Based Industries, IT and IT- Enabled Services, Eco Tourism/Heritage Tourism/Adventure Tourism/Event Tourism/Medical, Tourism and Entertainment Industry.

Gujarat: Agro Based and Food Processing Industry, Chemical and Allied Industry, Information Technology, Mineral Based and Allied Industries, Plastic and Allied Industries, Port Related Activities and Infrastructure and Textile Industry.

Haryana: Agro Based and Food Processing Industry, Electronics and Information & Communication Technology, Automobiles & Automotive Components, Handloom, Hosiery, Textile and Garments Manufacturing, Export - Oriented Units, Footwear, Leather Garments and Accessories.

Himachal Pradesh: Units Based Directly on Horticulture Produce, Mineral Water Bottling, Automobile Manufacturing Units, Cold Storage Units, Electronic Units, Floriculture, Handicrafts, Precision Industries, etc.

Jammu and Kashmir: Food Processing, Agro Based Industries, Floriculture, Information Technology, Sports Goods Industry, etc.

Jharkhand: Mining and Mineral Based Industry, Agro Based Industries, Sericulture, Engineering, Auto Components, Tourism, Ceramics, Sports Goods, etc.

Karnataka: Informatics, Computer Software, IT Enabled Services, Telecom, Auto and Auto components, Food Processing, Floriculture, Biotechnology, Tourism, Infrastructure Projects, etc.

Kerala: Mineral and Clay based products, Agriculture and Horticulture Produce, Traditional Industries, Tourism, Auto Components, Marine Products and Agro Processing industries.

Madhya Pradesh: Agro - Processing Industries, Cement, Textiles & Apparels, Tourism, Power, Education, Information Technology, etc.

Maharashtra: Auto Industry, Biotechnology, Floriculture, Food Processing, Textiles and Leather.

Manipur: Agro Based Industries, Handicraft Industries, Sericulture, Tourism, Telecommunications, Petrochemicals and Pharmaceuticals.

Meghalaya: Minerals Based Industries, Horticulture and Agro Based Industry, Power Generation, Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP), Tourism, Biotechnology - Based Units, Electronics and Information Technology and Tissue Culture and Orchid Units.

Mizoram: Bamboo and Timber Based Industries, Food Processing, Agro - Horticulture Sector, Mines & Minerals, Handloom, Handicrafts, Tourism, etc.

Nagaland: Food - Processing Industry, Agro Based Industry, Tourism, Mineral Based Industry, Pharmaceuticals, etc.

Orissa: Mineral & Mineral Based Industries, Agro and Food Processing Industries, Information Technology, Tourism, Biotech, Pharma, Handicrafts, Handlooms, Chemicals & Fertilizers, etc.

Punjab: Agriculture, Dairy & Poultry Products, Meat Processing, Leather Industry, Sports Goods, Textiles, Light Engineering Goods, etc.

Rajasthan: IT & ITeS, Biotechnology, Agro Based Industries, Power Sector, Education, Urban Infrastructure, Tourism, Gems & Jewellery, etc.

Sikkim: Eco-Tourism, Handicrafts & Handlooms, Floriculture, Biotechnology, etc.

Tamil Nadu: Engineering, Automobiles & Components, Software & ITeS, Biotechnology, Health Care, Pharma, Tourism, Textiles, etc.

Telangana:  IT, Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Tourism, Textile, Mines and Minerals.

Tripura: Natural Gas, Food Processing, Rubber, Tea, Handicraft, Bamboo, Handloom, Tourism, Information Technology, etc.

Uttar Pradesh: Power, Food Processing, Agro Based Industries, Animal Husbandry, Engineering, Horticulture, etc.

Uttaranchal: Hydropower, Floriculture, Horticulture, Agro Based & Food Processing Industries, Information & Communication Technology, etc.

West Bengal: Agri Business, Tourism, Information Technology, Metals, Petrochemicals, Leather, Food Processing, etc.


A study has been done by Ernst and Young India with the intention of providing an overview of the investment climate, taxation, forms of business organisations, and business and accounting practices in India.

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