Trends in Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth of India with Special Reference to Tamil Nadu
K. Uthayasuriyan

Dr. K. Uthayasuriyan, Professor & Head, Department of International Business, Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 17 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 04 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 11 October 2019 | PP: 159-164 | Volume-8 Issue-2S10 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10260982S1019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1026.0982S1019
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Abstract: Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) are welcomed by various host countries with multiple objectives such as capital infusion, technological up-gradation and managerial know-how. This measure is carried out at substantial cost of offering various incentives in terms of providing land for industrial investments, supply of uninterrupted power, ensuring problem free labour relation environment etc. These measures are taken by any government on a basis which will have a specific time frame, in order to not let investment become a drain on the economy of the host country. This study intends to evaluate the impact of FDI on the economic growth of India and in the state of Tamil Nadu, the most industrialised and urbanised economy in India. With proactive governance and path breaking policy initiatives and structural reforms, the state has emerged as one of the leading industrialised states of India. The period of this study has been taken for ten years from 2008-09 to 2018-19. The data on the inflow of FDI during this period and the flow of FDI from various source countries have been collected along with the data on various economic parameters pertaining to infrastructure such Gross National Income (GNI), Net National Income (NNI) and Per Capita Net National Income (PCNI). The data collected for the study are entirely the secondary data published by both the state and central governments. The analysed results of the study reveal that the inflow of FDI into India during the study period has been consistent and been growing significantly, as the economy of the country and the dynamic transformation of global economy demanded. This inflow of FDIs has consistently created a positive impact on the economic indicators, making it an essential factor to be very attentively looked after for a sustained growth.
Keywords: Trends, FDI, Labour, Industry.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences