Consider the following statements about Indian pharma industry:

  1. 100 % FDI is permitted to Greenfield investment without government approval
  2. Pharma industry in India is more developed in Western India than in Eastern India

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Pharma industry is more developed in Western India than Eastern India because of availability of higher biodiversity in western India. At Present, FDI, up to 100%, is permitted under the automatic route for Greenfield investment, and 100 % FDI for Brownfield investment via prior government approval.

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