The government today approved 29 foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals worth a total of Rs616.08 crore, including AAPC Singapore's plan to invest Rs365.78 crore in its Indian subsidiary.
The government also approved ABG Bulk Handling's plan to invest Rs90 crore in downstream projects while it allowed Telcordia Technologies to invest Rs45 crore for providing number portability solutions.
The proposals, approved on the recommendation of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), also included Cinema Capital Ventures Fund's plan to pump in Rs50 crore in the media and entertainment sector and Poltrona Frau's Rs21.50 crore investment in single brand retail trading.
The proposals relate to commerce, economic affairs, information and broadcasting, telecommunication, tourism, industrial policy and promotion, post, defence production, and urban development.
Other proposals included conversion of operating companies into operating cum-holding-companies by Bharath Wind Farms, Lisi Aerospace and Lanc Aero Industries, Avendus Capital Pvt Ltd, WNS Global Services Pvt Ltd, EBS Worldwide Services Pvt Ltd, Velankani Information Systems Pvt Ltd (post facto), Shalivahana Green Energy Ltd, RED Graniti Quarries and Blocks (I) Pvt Ltd, ABG Bulk Handling Pvt Ltd, eSys Information Technologies Ltd, HBS Realtors Pvt Ltd and Matrix Laboratories Ltd.
Astrix Laboratories has been allowed to transfer shares from NR to NR while What's on India Media Pvt Ltd, has been allowed to hold a TV channel licence for up-linking a non-news and current affairs TV channel from India.
Zepter International India Pvt Ltd has been allowed to carry out wholesale cash & carry business only, waiving the condition of test marketing.
Caparo Engg (I) Pvt Ltd has been allowed to issue and allot equity shares against the full and final discharge on account of import of machinery while Macquarie Capital Adviser (India) Pvt Ltd will modify the percentage of equity share capital set out in the approval letter and delete the condition of compounding.
Thomyan Food Industries (I) Pvt Ltd will undertake additional activities of manufacturing of items covered under the SSI items.
Reed Infomedia (I) Pvt Ltd has been allowed to publish additional magazines.
Mallcom (India) Ltd has been allowed to induct foreign equity in the enhanced paid-up capital to carry out the marketing and selling industrial safety products.
Dynamatic Technologies Ltd has received ex-post facto approval for engaging in the business of defence and strategic industries.
High Mark Credit Information Services Pvt Ltd has been allowed to issue and allot up to 10 per cent of the issued share capital while Logix Microsystems Ltd has been allowed transfer shares by way of share swap.
ELbee Express Pvt Ltd has been allowed to issue and allot cumulative compulsory convertible preference shares. The company is engaged in the business of providing courier and logistics services.
Astra Microwave Products Limited, will invest up to 26 per cent in a company proposing to engage in manufacture of licensed defence items.