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$7.3 bn FDI inflow into Gujarat; 55% jump in 2023-24 over 2022-23

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GANDHINAGAR : As per the data released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Gujarat topped the chart in the annual increase in FDI inflow during FY 2023-24 by recording a jump of $2.6 bn.

Registering a 55% increase in the FDI inflow during FY 2023-24 as compared to the inflow during FY 2022-23, Gujarat received a whopping $7.3 bn in FY 2023-24 as compared to the $4.7 bn received in the FY 2022-23. With the FDI inflow of $7.3 bn, Gujarat moved ahead of Karnataka and Delhi to reach the second spot in the country.

Gujarat has shown a consistent growth in attracting FDI for three consecutive financial years by securing investments of $2.7 billion in FY2022, $4.7 billion in FY2023 and $7.3 billion in FY2024.

Speaking about the consistent performance of Gujarat in attracting FDI inflow, Balvantsinh Rajput, Minister of Industries and Mines, Govt. of Gujarat, said, “Under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, our Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel is ensuring that every possible mechanism that facilitates investment and business is in place ranging from state-of-the-art industrial infrastructure to business-friendly government policies. Due to the dedicated efforts of the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister, Gujarat is also attracting significant investment in the emerging industries like semiconductor and other promising sectors.”

Factors Fuelling FDI Inflow in Gujarat

Among the major factors that have played a role in attracting FDI are Gujarat’s industrial infrastructure, industry-friendly policies, andconsistent enhancement in ease of doing business. Cluster-based industrial regions such as GIFT City, Sanand GIDC, Dholera SIR (Special Investment Region) and Mandal Bechraji SIR also play a significant role in attracting the investors. Marquee projects such as multiple semiconductor manufacturing plants have also played a huge role in attracting foreign investment.

Launch and effective implementation of new sector-specific policies in areas such as renewable energy, semiconductor, and IT in the last three years have also created a favourable investment climate. Financial incentives to entrepreneurs and small industries setting up base in Gujarat, expedited allotment of land, power connection and other business friendly measures have also played a prominent role in bringing new investment.

The biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summits that Prime Minister Modi first started during his tenure as Gujarat CM has also played a significant role in bringing new investment. Notably, the first Vibrant Summit during the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal, held in January this year, was also highly successful.

FDI Inflow: Top Five States

With a total FDI inflow of $15.1 bn in 2024, Maharashtra sits on the top spot followed by Gujarat with $7.3 bn. Karnataka, Delhi and Telangana in the same order are on the third, fourth and fifth spot with the respective FDI inflows of $6.6 bn, $6.5 bn and $3 billion.

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