The India Advantage

Investor Friendly Business Environment

  • Stable political environment and responsive administrative set up
  • Well established judiciary
  • Robust banking system
  • Progressive simplification and rationalization of direct and indirect tax structures
  • Investor friendly policies and incentive based schemes
  • Increasing commitment to make “doing business

Growth Potential

  • India expected to become the fastest growing economy with a growth rate of 9-10 per cent over the next 20-25 years (Morgan Stanley).
  • Cost competitiveness; low labour costs.
  • Huge untapped market potential. The urban population of India will double from the 2001 census figure of 290 m to approximately 590 m by 2030 (McKinsey).
  • Abundant natural resources and diverse climatic conditions.

Demographic Dividend

  • World's largest democracy with 1.2 billion people.
  • Large pool of skilled manpower; strong knowledge base with significant English speaking population.
  • Young country with a median age of 30 years by 2025. The proportion of population in the working age group (15-59 years) is likely to increase from approximately 58 per cent in 2001 to more than 64 per cent by 2021.
  • Total labour force of nearly 530 million.