REASON 01

One of the world's fastest-growing economies

  • India to remain one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
    Source: International Monetary Fund
  • FDI inflows increased by 37% since the launch of Make in India initiative.
    Source: Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India
  • Leading investors ranked India as the most attractive market.
    Source: Ernst & Young Emerging Markets Center

REASON 02

Largest youth population in the world

  • India to have world’s largest youth population by 2020.
    Source: United Nations Population Fund
  • India to be the largest supplier of university graduates in the world by 2020.
    Source: British Council
  • India has the third largest group of scientists and technicians in the world.
    Source: All India Management Association & The Boston Consulting Group

REASON 03

Huge domestic market

  • Rising affluence is the biggest driver of increasing consumption in India.
    Source: Boston Consulting Group
  • India’s consumer story will be led by its 129 mn urban mass consumers.
    Source: Goldman Sachs Group
  • Private consumption to be four times by 2025.
    Source: McKinsey Global Institute

REASON 04

Rising economic influence

  • Centre of global maritime trade to move from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean Region. India and China will be the largest manufacturing hubs of the world by 2030. 
    Source: Lloyd’s Register Marine & University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Connectivity to Central Asia and Europe via the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC). 
    Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India
  • In the next five years, India to have greater economic influence across the Asia-Pacific Region. 
    Source: Baker McKenzie & Mergermarket Group

REASON 05

Indian infrastructure story

  • Over the next three decades, more than 350 mn Indians will move into cities.
    Source: McKinsey Global Institute
  • Over the next two decades, more than $ 1.5 tn investments have been planned for infrastructure.
    Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India
  • Investments planned across the key government initiatives in various sectors:
    o Highways (Bharatmala & NHDP)  - $ 106.5 bn
    o Railways - $ 131.7 bn
    Ports - $ 61.5 bn (Port development) + $ 123 bn (Port-led
       Industrialisation)

    o Airports - $ 58 bn
    o Industrial Corridors - $ 100 bn (DMIC - phase I)
    o Smart Cities - $ 14.6 bn
    Source: Government of India

REASON 06

Rising global competitiveness

  • India jumps 65 positions from 142nd (2014) to 77th (2018) in 'World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking 2018'.
    Source: World Bank
  • India ranks 40th on the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-18. 
    Source: World Economic Forum
  • 95% of 1.2 bn Indians are covered under Aadhar Scheme, one of the world’s largest social security program. 
    Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, a formalization of savings scheme under which 312 mn bank accounts have been opened with savings amounting to $ 11.6 bn. 
    Source: Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST), the biggest tax reforms since independence, paves way for a common national market by integrating various indirect taxes.
    Source: Government of India