India will need USD 8 trillion, that is nearly Rs 588 lakh crore, of gross capital formation or new greenfield assets to become a USD 5 trillion, i.e. nearly Rs 368 lakh crore, economy by FY2027, a report by Deloitte said.
The report said despite the COVID-19 disruption, FDI inflow into the country provides necessary optimism and display underlying strengths of the Indian economy. In FY2020-21, FDI inflows (including equity, re-invested earnings, and capital) amounted to a record USD 81.72 billion, 10 percent higher than the previous financial year, it said. While India remains a favoured foreign direct investment (FDI) destination, the country must enact more reforms to ensure FDI flows not only continue but also play a meaningful role in attaining the USD 5 trillion economy target, the report compiled based on the survey response of 1,200 business leaders of multinational corporations in the US, the UK, Japan and Singapore said.
It found that India remains an attractive destination for investments, scoring highly for its skilled workforce and prospects for economic growth. It also suggested that the country must continue to enact reforms and initiatives that drive improvement, building confidence in and enhancing the competitiveness of India's economy.