Government approves 16 FDI proposals worth Rs 4,722 crore

Govt approves 16 FDI proposals worth Rs 4,722 crore

The government has cleared 16 foreign investment proposals, including that of HDFC Capital and Ageon Religare Life Insurance Company, amounting to Rs 4,722 crore.

The investment proposals were approved following the recommendation for the same by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.

“The government has approved 16 proposals of foreign direct investment amounting to Rs 4,722 crore,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

However, it rejected 8 proposals including that of Cipla Health and Apollo Hospitals.

The Board cleared proposal of HDFC Capital Advisors Limited which alone entails investments of Rs 2,400 crore.

“The company sought approval for issue of units to Green Light,” it said.

“HDFC Fund proposes to make investments in equity, equity linked instruments, redeemable preference shares, non-convertible debentures and other debt securities of listed or unlisted investee companies engaged in real estate construction development projects which are permitted under the SEBI AIF Regulations as a Cateqory II AIF,” it said.

Besides, Ageon Religare Life Insurance’s proposal worth Rs 559.96 crore was cleared by FIPB.

The approval was sought for the transfer of shares to Aegon India Holding thereby raising the foreign shareholding from 26 per cent to 49 per cent.

Among others, Sun Pharma Research Advanced Company’s proposal worth Rs 250 crore, Synergia Life Sciences (Rs 40 crore) and the post facto approval for Aditya Birla Nuvo’s Rs 377 crore plan were cleared during a meeting held on September 29.

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