(Source: Property Wire)
The government in India wants to make it easier for foreign property investors and in particular for them to put their money into projects that relate to the hospitality sector and tourism.
It is looking at changing the rules to allow overseas investors to be part of smaller real estate projects. At present they are limited to investing in projects that cover a minimum of 25 acres.
It is hoped it will encourage foreign investment in property developments in places like Mumbia, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderbad where it is generally not possible to find 25 acres of land for development.
The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), which sets out the guidelines for direct foreign is keen on attracting more investors. It is proposing to waive minimum capitalisation for development projects which have hospitality and tourism facilities such as hotels, restaurants or entertainment facilities for visitors.
Read the full article “Govt in India wants to attract more foreign real estate investors” in Property Wire (July 19, 2009).