April 24, 2011
The global expertise and knowledge are also much needed to develop this growing sector. 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) is allowed under automatic route in Floriculture, Horticulture, Development of Seeds, Animal Husbandry, Pisciculture, Aquaculture and Cultivation of Vegetables and Mushrooms under controlled conditions and services related to agro and allied sector. Besides the above, FDI is not allowed in any other agricultural sector/activity, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion's (DIPP), consolidated FDI Policy. 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is allowed under automatic route in storage and warehousing including warehousing of agriculture products with refrigeration (cold storage). Also, the existing policy allows for 51 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), in only single brand retail trade, subject to specified conditions.