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FDI Prohibited Sectors

a) Lottery Business including Government/private lottery, online lotteries, etc.
b) Gambling and Betting including casinos etc.
c) Chit funds
d) Nidhi company
e) Trading in Transferable Development Rights (TDRs)
f) Real Estate Business or Construction of Farm Houses ‘Real estate business’ shall not include    development of townships, construction of residential /commercial premises, roads or bridges and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) registered and regulated under the SEBI (REITs) Regulations 2014.
g) Manufacturing of cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes
h) Activities/sectors not open to private sector investment e.g.(I) Atomic Energy and (II) Railway operations(other than permitted activities mentioned in para 5.2).
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.

As mentioned above, FDI is permissible in certain with a cap on the maximum permissible foreign holding. Details of same of the sectors in which FDI is subject to sectoral caps is available on following link :