Union Budget 2021: Hiking FDI cap in insurance to open up large source of fresh funding for industry, says Piyush Goyal

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February 01, 2021 8:14 PM

Union Budget 2021 India: He also said that seven textile parks will be established to create global export champions.

"This will open up a large source of fresh funding for the insurance industry," Goyal said in a tweet."This will open up a large source of fresh funding for the insurance industry," Goyal said in a tweet.

Indian Union Budget 2021-22: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that hiking foreign direct investment (FDI) limit to 74 per cent in the insurance sector will open up a large source of fresh funding for the sector.

In her Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to amend the Insurance Act, 1938 to increase the permissible FDI limit from 49 per cent to 74 per cent in insurance companies and allow foreign ownership and control with safeguards.

“This will open up a large source of fresh funding for the insurance industry,” Goyal said in a tweet.

He also said that seven textile parks will be established to create global export champions.

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