Building a sustainable future

The Construction industry in India consists of the Real estate as well as the Urban development segment. The Real estate segment covers residential, office, retail, hotels and leisure parks, among others. While Urban development segment broadly consists of sub-segments such as Water supply, Sanitation, Urban transport, Schools, and Healthcare.

  • By 2025, Construction market in India is expected to emerge as the third largest globally
  • By 2025, Construction output is expected to grow on average by 7.1% each year
  • By 2020, Construction equipment industry’s revenue is estimated to reach $ 5 bn

100% FDI under automatic route is permitted in completed projects for operations and management of townships, malls/shopping complexes, and business constructions.

100% FDI is allowed under the automatic route for urban infrastructures such as urban transport, water supply and sewerage and sewage treatment.

For further details, please refer FDI Policy

  • 9 %

    Share in India's GDP

  • 4.8 %

    Industrial growth (2008-14)

  • 1 tn

    Infrastructural investments (2012-17)

  • 44 mn

    People employed


Second largest employer in India in 2017


Second largest FDI recipient sector for India in 2017


Third largest construction market globally by 2025

Industry Scenario

The Construction industry in value terms is expected to record a CAGR of 15.7% to reach $ 738.5 bn by 2022.

The industry contributes 55% share in the Steel industry, 15% in the Paint industry and 30% in the Glass industry.

The Construction industry in India is expected to grow at 5.6% during 2016-20, compared to 2.9% during 2011-15. The activities that registered the highest growth include export cargo (10%), highway construction/widening (9.8%), power generation (6.6%), import cargo (5.8%) and cargo at major ports (5.3%).

  • India will be required to spend $ 454.8 bn on infrastructure development over the period of five years (2015-20), with 70% of funds needed for power, roads and urban infrastructure segments
  • Expected cement capacity addition of 80-100 MT per annum over next five years.

Growth Drivers

  • Smart cities

    100 smart cities to be developed by 2020
  • Industrial corridors

    FIve industrial corridors planned
  • Railway stations/ lines

    25 railway stations re-development besides 3,500 km line addition
  • Mega ports

    6 mega ports planned
  • Increasing demand for commercial space

    Construction of office spaces, hotels, retail, entertainment units. Annual absorption of office space in India crossed 42 mn sq ft in 2017.
  • Open

    Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban…

    The mission of AMRUT is to provide basic services such as wa…

  • Open

    HRIDAY (Heritage City Development and Au…

    HRIDAY aims to preserve and revitalise the soul of the herit…

  • Open

    Industrial corridors

    These corridors are planned with a strategic focus on inclus…

  • Open

    Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgra…

    To enhance competitiveness of industry by providing quality…

  • Open

    Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Affordable H…

    The aim is to support the construction of houses of upto 30…

  • Open

    Real Estate (Regulation and Development)…

    An Act to establish the Real Estate Regulatory Authority for…

  • Open

    Smart City Mission

    The objective is to promote cities that provide basic infras…

  • Open

    Swachh Bharat Mission

    Swachh Bharat Mission was launched to accelerate the efforts…

Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Construction

  • Projects


  • Opportunity

    $35.46 bn

  • Promoters


  • District


  • Private Projects


  • Govt. Projects



$4.35 bn

Development of Palava Industrial Township in Maharashtra

State (s) Maharashtra

$1.86 bn

Construction of EWS, LIG and MIG houses and development of infrastructure work - PMAY Package C [Jabalpur]

State (s) Madhya Pradesh

$1.83 bn

Construction of EWS, LIG and MIG houses and development of infrastructure work - PMAY Package A [Jabalpur]

State (s) Madhya Pradesh

$1.81 bn

Construction of EWS, LIG and MIG houses and development of infrastructure work - PMAY Package C [Jabalpur]

State (s) Madhya Pradesh

Major Investors

Data on Map

  • Infrastructure in India
  • Construction business in India

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Asked Questions

  • What is the support provided to Urban street vendors under NULM?

    NULM aims at skilling of street vendors, support for micro-enterprises development, and their credit enablement. It also supports development of vendor market, vending zone & informal sector markets with infrastructure/civic facilities such as paving, water supply, solid waste disposal facility, lighting, storage space etc.

  • What are various components of NULM?

    The following are the 7 components of NULM:
    1) Social Mobilization and Institution Development (SM&ID).
    2) Employment through Skills Training and Placement (EST&P).
    3) Capacity Building and Training (CBT).
    4) Self-Employment Programme (SEP).
    5) Scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH).
    6) Support to Urban Street Vendors (SUSV).
    7) Innovative and Special project (ISP).

  • What is Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana/National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM)?

    National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA), Government of India in 24th September, 2013 by replacing the existing Swarna Jayanti Shahari RozgarYojana (SJSRY).The NULM will focus on organizing urban poor in their strong grassroots level institutions, creating opportunities for skill development leading to market-based employment and helping them to set up self-employment venture by ensuring easy access to credit. The Mission is aimed at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner.

  • How are industrial corridor in India planned? Whom should we connect for details?

    Five industrial corridor projects across India have been identified, planned and launched by the GoI. These corridors are planned with strategic focus on inclusive development to provide an boost to industrialization and planned urbanization. Smart Industrial Cities are also being developed along the Corridors. Industrial development in a band of 150 km to 200 km on both the sides of the Freight corridor (Rail / Road based).

    For details please refer to following link.

  • What is the harmonised Master List of Infrastructure Sub-sectors as notified by Government of India?

    Please refer to the harmonised master list of sub-sectors at this link.

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