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Which are sectors prohibited for foreign investment in India?

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Which are sectors prohibited for foreign investment in India?
posted Aug 1, 2017 by Rani Das

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Foreign investment is prohibited in the following sectors:
- Lottery Business including Government / private lottery, online lotteries, etc.
- Gambling and Betting including casinos etc.
- Chit funds
- Nidhi company
- Trading in Transferable Development Rights (TDRs)
- Real Estate Business or Construction of Farm Houses
- Manufacturing of Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes
- Activities / sectors not open to private sector investment e.g. (I) Atomic energy and (II) Railway operations (other than permitted activities mentioned in entry 18 of Annex B).

Note: Foreign technology collaboration in any form including licensing for franchise, trademark, brand name, management contract is also prohibited for Lottery Business and Gambling and Betting activities.

answer Aug 4, 2017 by Deepak Jangid